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.

Twaweza and COSTECH Seminar on Impact Evaluation in Education

COSTECH and Twaweza co-hosted an impact evaluation seminar in Dar es Salaam, involving some of the leading education researchers in the world reflecting on what drives learning outcomes. Read more...

What’s going on in our schools? Citizens reflect on the state of education

Only 1 out of 10 citizens think that most children who finish Standard 2 are able to read and do maths at Standard 2 level. Even worse, only 3 out of 10 (31%) think that these children should be able to perform at the right level. Sauti za Wananchi f... Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Education

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data about the state of schools, learning practice and parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Read more...

Do public officials listen to the voices of citizens?

This monitoring brief presents evidence from a qualitative exercise looking at how key public figures and decisions-makers engage with the findings of Sauti za Wananchi surveys. Read more...

Study: How parents recall the Uwezo assessment experience

This report presents results from the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) survey conducted by Twaweza on its Uwezo initiative in Uganda in 2013. 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...