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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.

Looking for Data to publish? Uwezo data are available for you

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Are Our Children Learning? Uwezo Tanzania Sixth Learning Assessment Report

Among children aged 9 to 13, many are unable to complete Standard 2 work and the differences between districts are huge. Best district: Iringa Urban 74%, worst district: Sikonge 15%. Read more...

Request for Proposals | Sauti za Wananchi Uganda

Twaweza is looking for a competent and reputable organization which can implement the following activities related to Sauti za Wananchi in Uganda. Read more...

Bits and Bytes: develop, connect, inspire

Twaweza is supporting a hacktahon to design and develop a digital version of the ubiquitous suggestion boxes we see across the country. Read more...

Insights on public agency in education

Even though the system is seen to be failing its teachers, almost paradoxically the various actors cooperate to keep the status quo going. Read more...

Appetite for accountability in Tanzania:Translating election-time signals into accountability values

Twaweza and MIT Gov/Lab worked together to play voting games with citizens in three regions and see what characteristics of candidates appeared to be the most important for voters. Read more...

Half empty or half full? Water, sanitation and hygiene in Kenya

Access to water is improving in rural areas but declining in urban locations. At the same time, one in four rural Kenyans spend an hour or more collecting water. Read more...

Clean and Safe? Water, sanitation and hygiene in Tanzania

There have not been large changes in the level of access to water, particularly in rural areas, over the past ten years. Read more...

Consultant needed: formative study for Sauti za Wananchi poll in Uganda

Can you help us to gather information that will improve our understanding of the opinion polling market, current perceptions and practices in Uganda? 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...