Twaweza.org

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.

Rising to the challenge | New research in education systems

Twaweza is a member of The Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Program, a multi-country research project, that seeks to answer the question, What works to improve education systems to deliver learning at scale in developing countries? Read more...

View from Tanzania | Journalists at the OGP Summit

Twaweza supported two Tanzanian journalists to attend the recent Open Government Partnership Global Summit. See their work and read about the Summit. Read more...

Annual Plan 2017

Our plans for 2017: moving into monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals, working on the elections in Kenya, pushing back against closing civic space and some innovative new programs including an MP show and accountability idol. Read more...

RISE Program Associate

Deadline extended! RISE (Research on Improving Systems of Education) is an ambitious multi-country research program that seeks to answer the question, “What works to improve education systems to deliver better learning at scale in developing countr... Read more...

Twaweza Immersion 2016: Looking for Public Agency

Every year the whole of Twaweza closes up shop and the entire organization spends time immersed in communities in one of our three countries of operation. In 2016 we tried something different for our annual immersion. Read more...

Uwezo goes to schools

A new Uwezo assessment was piloted in 2016, testing new skills at higher levels at school. THis report provides insight into the process and understand teachers' expectations around their students' performance. Read more...

Twaweza's input on regulations for implementation of the Media Services Act

Twaweza has submitted suggestions for the Regulations for implementation of the Media Services Act. Read more...

Job opportunities at Twaweza in 2017

Twaweza is hiring for 13 positions in January 2017, across Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Kampala. Includes positions for those with experience of open government policy and practice, research on basic education, monitoring and evaluation, data managemen... Read more...

JiElimishe | Learning outcomes and nutrition

New data released by Uwezo at Twaweza appear to show a link between malnutrition and children’s learning outcomes. Read more...

Latest publications

Sauti za Wananchi


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...