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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.

Njoo Tuongee: bringing Ministers and citizens together

In our first episode which will be aired today, November 3, 2017, at 630 pm at StarTv where we will be with Hon. January Makamba – Minister of State in the Vice President’s Office for Union Affairs and Environment. Read more...

Call for Submissions: Art Competition - Art and Democracy

Twaweza and Nafasi Art Space are pleased to announce a Visual Art Competition and Exhibition on the theme of art, democracy and civic space. Read more...

Unfinished business? Tanzanians’ views on the stalled constitutional review process

A full 2 out of 3 Tanzanians (67%) think that it is important for the country to get a new constitution. Over half of citizens (56%) think that the final draft Constitution should be voted on in a public referendum. Read more...

Sauti Za Wananchi monthly series | Unfinished business

Sauti za Wananchi is presenting the most recently available nationally representative data around Tanzanians’ views on the Constitution-making process. Read more...

Is government closer to the people? Kenyan views on devolution

When it comes to both national and county governments, only 1 in 10 citizens think their opinions are considered in decision making to a large extent. Read more...

My Teachers, My Heroes | Celebrating Teachers' Day 2017

Uwezo Manager, Zaida Mgalla, has written a short poem in appreciation of teachers everywhere to mark Teachers' Day 2017. Read more...

Are you a cybercriminal? Insights from Tanzania

What has made the Act problematic, according to discussion participants, is that law enforcers seem free to decide what are reasonable grounds for arresting someone on cybercrime charges. Read more...

We are hiring: Manager – Sauti za Wananchi.

Do you like what we stand for and what we do? Do you have a curiosity and passion to learn? We are hiring Manager – Sauti za Wananchi. Read more...

Looking for support in visualizing goldmines of data

Twaweza is looking for a company or individual to support in visualizing our Sauti za Wananchi and Uwezo datasets. Read more...

Latest publications

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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...