Twaweza.org

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.

Citizens making things happen: are citizens active and can they hold government to account?

Seven out of ten citizens (70%) report that they think that have no say in what Government does.Despite the apparently low levels of interaction with formal channels, 6 out of 10 citizens (58%) report that they observed joint or collective complaints... Read more...

Indian education and freedom of information activists in Dar

Twaweza welcomed Nikhil Dey from MKSS (a non-party people’s movement) in Rajasthan, India, and Kiran Bhatty from the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India, to Dar es Salaam, to share insights on organizing for the right to information and ... Read more...

Have more laws, agencies and commitments against corruption made a difference? People’s perceptions of corruption in Tanzania

Citizens view corruption as very common or somewhat common in all Government service sectors, including the police (94% of citizens) and politics (91%). Sauti za Wananchi provides new findings on corruption in Tanzania. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Corruption

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data about people's perceptions and experiences of corruption. Read more...

Katiba - is the constitution relevant to people's lives?

These three cartoon booklets tell stories relevant to the writing of the new Constitution from a citizen perspective. Read more...

Latest publications

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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...