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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.

Guardians of Accountability: Citizen knowledge and opinions regarding oversight bodies

Seven out of ten citizens (69%) see the type of corruption uncovered in the Controller and Auditor General’s (CAG) annual report as a loss of their (the people’s) money. Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recent national data on citizen percepti... Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Accountability

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data on people's knowledge and views on three major institutions of financial oversight. Read more...

Have you ever seen a Tamasha booklet?

Twaweza produced six million booklets on citizen monitoring of health, water and education. These were distributed to schools across the country. This monitoring briefs presents data on whether schools confirm receiving the booklets and whether they ... Read more...

Do young people act to make a difference?

In this monitoring brief, we explore young people's sense of self-efficacy and whether they have ever acted to make a difference in their communities. Read more...

Kingo Magazine | Is humour effective in educating the public?

Twaweza partnered with Kingo Magazine to produce and distribute six issues of the magazine to approximately 1.5 million readers. This monitoring brief presents citizens' views on the magazine. Read more...

Request for proposals: Sauti za Wananchi Baseline Survey

You are hereby invited to submit tenders for the Sauti za Wananchi baseline survey. Read more...

Twaweza is recruiting

NEW - Eleven new posts added Jan 28, 2015. Twaweza is looking to recruit keen and motivated candidates to fill several exciting posts to support implementation of our new four-year strategy. Read more...

Celebrate Twaweza!

On 8 January, Twaweza organized a special event to celebrate our first five years, mark the departure of our Founder and Head for five years, Rakesh Rajani and to welcome our new Executive Director, Aidan Eyakuze. Read more...

Twaweza Appoints Aidan Eyakuze as its new Executive Director

Twaweza East Africa today announced the appointment of Aidan Eyakuze as its new Executive Director. Read more...

Latest publications

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Highlighted


  • 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...


  • One out of three citizens (33%) on Tanzania Mainland does not know who they will vote for in the upcoming presidential election. No single potential candidate is preferred by more than 15% of the voters. 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...