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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.

The end of the beginning? Priorities, performance and politics in Tanzania

Seven out of ten citizens (71%) approve of the performance of President Magufuli since taking office. This is down from 96% in June 2016. Read more...

Infusing radio discussions with data | A Twaweza reflection

The quality checks of the radio programs revealed that vast majority (81%) of the programs did not follow the Twaweza discussion guidelines. Read more...

Twaweza Policy Manuals 2017

Twaweza operations are governed by policies which aim at enabling the application of fair, consistent, transparent and accountable governance and management. Read more...

Sub-national conversation and views on education in Kenya

Research has shown that heavy investment in inputs per se doesn’t guarantee better learning outcomes, and yet stakeholders cite the lack of or inadequacy of the resources pumped into the education system by the government as the main reason for low... Read more...

Sauti Za Wananchi Monthly Series | Priorities, politics and performance

Sauti za Wananchi is presenting the most recently available nationally representative data around Tanzanians’ political preferences. Read more...

Twaweza in 2016: the full story

We present here the full story of our work in 2016 in all its glory and with all the stumbles we took along the way, and the lessons we learned from both. Read more...

Twaweza Research and Evaluation Advisory Group 2017-18

We invite a selected group of researchers to join us in shaping Twaweza’s rich mix of design, implementation, evaluation and research by becoming members of the Research and Evaluation Advisory Group Read more...

Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2016

Twaweza's financial statements are subjected to independent audit each year. Once approved by the Board, these are disclosed to the public. Read more...

Kenya’s Education Sector: How Basic?

Despite knowing all the challenges facing education, about half of Kenyans (47%) believe that the quality of public education have improved since it was made free. Read more...

Latest publications

Sauti za Wananchi


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...