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.

Tanzania follow-up survey: Call for tenders

Twaweza invites tenders regarding Tanzania follow-up survey. involving 2500 households in 250 enumerations areas. Read more...

Twaweza findings on Tanzania politics get wide media coverage

UPDATED ON 20 NOV: The launch of Twaweza's Sauti za Wananchi poll findings on Tanzanian politics has featured widely in the media. Read more...

Tanzania towards 2015: citizen preferences and views on political leadership

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...

Protecting the rights of everyone: citizens' views on disabilities

Almost half of citizens (46%) report to have witnessed discrimination in employment against people with disabilities. At the same time only two out of ten (17%) know of any organisations that give preferential treatment in terms of employing people w... Read more...

Outgoing Head of Twaweza, Rakesh Rajani, to join Ford Foundation in New York

Twaweza's founder and head, Rakesh Rajani, will be joining the Ford Foundation as Director of Democratic Participation and Governance. The Tanzanian press has covered this announcement prominently and profiled him extensively. Read more...

Latest publications

Sauti za Wananchi


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...