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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 ya 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.

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...

Preliminary results of KiuFunza presented at two Primary Schools

KiuFunza (thirst to learn), a two-year nationally representative randomized evaluation in basic education, presented its first year preliminary results at a special event held in Mbweni and Kiumbageni Primary Schools in the presence of a number of ke... Read more...

Tanzania in 2025: Are Tanzanians optimistic about the future?

More than half of citizens (54%) think their lives will be better in 2025. This is true among young and old, men and women, and rural and urban residents. Read more...

Art, Activism and Public Space – with Boniface Mwangi in Dar es Salaam

Boniface Mwangi is an artist and activist with a vision: a better tomorrow for each and every Kenyan. He paid a visit to Tanzania in November 2014. Read more...

Tanzania follow-up survey: Call for tenders - DEADLINE EXTENDED

UPDATED DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 9 DECEMBER 2014 Twaweza invites tenders regarding Tanzania follow-up survey. involving 2500 households in 250 enumerations areas. Read more...

Monitoring Brief: Who’s watching, listening and reading in Uganda?

This monitoring brief gives a picture of TV viewership, Internet usage, radio listenership and newspaper readership among young people in Uganda. Read more...

Monitoring Brief: Monitoring Tazama and XYZ TV shows in Kenya

This monitoring brief provides a picture on how successful Tazama and XYZ TV shows have been in reaching ordinary Kenyans and the role they have played in informing their viewers. Read more...

Monitoring Brief: Are Ugandan parents involved in education matters?

This Monitoring Brief presents a summary of the findings of a survey in Uganda, looking at the involvement of parents in their children's education. Read more...

Are teachers teaching? And do they understand their subjects?

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...

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...