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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.

Towards the Referendum: Tanzanians’ views on the proposed draft of the constitution

As the deadline to hold a referendum on the proposed constitution draws near, citizens’ views are largely split. Just over half of citizens (52%) say they would vote For the proposed draft. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series| Constitution

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data on citizens' views on the new draft of the Constitution. Read more...

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During the current session of Parliament in Tanzania, confusion has reigned about whether or not two potentially controversial and important bills will be passed under a Certificate of Emergency. Read more...

Three presidents debate learning outcomes

Three East African presidents take a closer look at the education systems in their country. Read more...

Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement

A brand new free online course on citizen engagement, starting on 15 March 2015, featuring some of the world's leading authorities on the subject. Read more...

What did we learn about learning?

Following five years of implementing our annual learning assessments, Uwezo at Twaweza have created a short film looking at successes and challenges, and the wider implications for the links between citizen agency and service delivery. Read more...

The power of informal video halls

Twaweza sought to distribute video content through video distributors and video halls (informal cinemas) in Uganda through Home Needs Network. This monitoring brief presents data on whether these video halls were reached through this 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...

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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...