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Welcome to Twaweza

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. We have programs, staff and offices across all three countries, and a world respected practice of learning, monitoring and evaluation. Our flagship programs include Uwezo, Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment to assess children’s learning levels across hundreds of thousands of households, and Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone survey.  We undertake effective public and policy engagement, through powerful media partnerships and global leadership of initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership. Read more.

Striking an unhealthy note: Citizens’ views on health and health services

For citizens, the biggest challenge in the health sector is the lack of medical staff (44%). Other issues such as cost (13%), and distance (8%), getting treatment (8%) and strikes (8%) are mentioned by far fewer citizens. Read more...

The untouchables? Tanzanians’ experiences and views of corruption

The only sector in which reports of bribe requests have remained the same is in job-seeking, 34% were asked for a bribe by an employer in 2014 while 36% were in 2017. Read more...

Twaweza Research & Evaluation Advisory Group at work

Twaweza presents itself as an organization with a coherent agenda, and an honest assessment of its strengths and successes. It is addressing challenging areas and development problems in which “solutions” and “impact” may be slow to register.... Read more...

An exit that clashes with Tanzanians’ aspirations

The government of Tanzania’s recently announced, unilateral decision to withdraw from the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is disappointing, but not surprising. The recent evolution in the domestic political climate meant that it had probably beco... Read more...

#DemokrasiaYetu | an open discussion on civic space in Tanzania

Although conversation alone is not enough to bring change, it can create shared understandings and common ground. Read more...

Njoo Tuongee: bringing Ministers and citizens together

In our first episode which will be aired today, November 3, 2017, at 630 pm at StarTv where we will be with Hon. January Makamba – Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office for Union Affairs and Environment. Read more...

Call for Submissions: Art Competition - Art and Democracy

Twaweza and Nafasi Art Space are pleased to announce a Visual Art Competition and Exhibition on the theme of art, democracy and civic space. Read more...

Unfinished business? Tanzanians’ views on the stalled constitutional review process

A full 2 out of 3 Tanzanians (67%) think that it is important for the country to get a new constitution. Over half of citizens (56%) think that the final draft Constitution should be voted on in a public referendum. Read more...

Sauti Za Wananchi monthly series | Unfinished business

Sauti za Wananchi is presenting the most recently available nationally representative data around Tanzanians’ views on the Constitution-making process. Read more...

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Highlighted


  • Citizens' views on political leadership based on the most recent nationally representative data available. Read more...


  • Are teachers in East Africa's primary schools actually teaching? And do they understand their subject matter? Revealing new charts using data from a World Bank survey examine these questions. Read more...


  • How (un)equal is East Africa? And does it matter? Twaweza's Open Development Consultant Ben Taylor @mtega has produced a video on the topic for his blog, drawing from recently published data. Read more...