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Welcome to Twaweza

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. It is a ten year citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa. Twaweza believes that lasting change requires bottom-up action. We seek to foster conditions and expand opportunities through which millions of people can get information and make change happen in their own communities directly and by holding government to account. Read more.

Sauti za Wananchi Special Event | What do citizens really think about the second draft constitution?

Judge Warioba and CCM SG Kinana representative to speak at launch of latest available data on citizens' views on the second draft of the constitution to be released on Wednesday 23 April, 0745-0930 at the National Museum. Read more...

Joint Letter: Accelerating progress on transparency at the GPEDC High Level Meeting

Along with more than 50 other organisations, networks and individuals, Twaweza has written to Ministers and heads of donor agencies/multilateral organisations, asking them to accelerate and deepen their own transparency commitments. Read more...

Can your child read and count? Paper presented to Conference of the Centre for the Study of African Economics, Oxford

Twaweza's Research Manager, Youdi Schipper, presented a paper on Uwezo findings to the March 2014 conference of the Centre for the Studies of African Economies, University of Oxford, UK. Read more...

How to measure success in Transparency & Accountability work?

Twaweza played a key role at the recent meeting of the international community of practice on transparency and accountability interventions (TALEARN) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Two presentations from Twaweza staff are shared here. Read more...

Money flows, water trickles

Although five times more money has been invested in the water sector per person between 1999 / 2000 and 2011 / 2012 - there has been no increase in access to water over the same period. Sauti za Wananchi releases this and other recent findings on wat... Read more...

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Highlighted


  • Competition to win laptops (for you and a school of your choice) for submitting the best views on how governments and citizens can improve the quality of health, water and education delivery. Closes 1 November 2013. Up to 20 laptops to be won every q... Read more...


  • The Kenya Budget Visualisation Dashboard from Uwazi is now up. The site allows citizens to view how public funds were spent by financial year from 2002 to 2011, and within each county of the country. Read more...


  • Uwazi has developed the Tanzania Budget Explorer, which will be updated every year, to make information about the way the Treasury allocates taxpayers money more accessible: transparent, easy to understand and exciting to follow. Read more...