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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.

How (un)equal is East Africa? How much do the top 1% own? New video from Twaweza

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. The key messages are stark: The richest 1% in East Afri... Read more...

Let’s build one house! What Tanzanians think about the East African Community

Eight out of ten citizens (80%) think Tanzania should remain in the East African Community (EAC)and nine out of ten (85%) approve (or strongly approve) of greater integration with Kenya and Uganda in particular. Sauti za Wananchi findings on citizen ... Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Regional Integration

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data on people's perceptions and opinions about regional integration and the East African Community. Read more...

'Open Government is Struggle' Twaweza Head remarks at the UN OGP Event

Rakesh Rajani spoke at the Open Government Partnership Third Anniversary Meeting, at the United Nations in New York. Read more...

Twaweza publishes first IATI data

Twaweza has published data on budgets and expenditures in line with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard. This is a significant step towards Twaweza's goal of becoming a deeply transparent organization. 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...