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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.

Twaweza in the news: Infusing media with data

Twaweza is infusing media content with data.Articles and broadcast clips that reference Twaweza are more likely to contain data than others on the same topics. Read more...

The police and the people

Twaweza was visited by representatives from the Tanzania Police Force to discuss our latest Sauti za Wananchi findings on security issues in Tanzania. Read more...

Call for Proposals | Mixed-method research consultancy in governance in Tanzania

Twaweza is seeking to support independent research around Kigoma’s approach to improving governance, including but not limited to the OGP pilot. This Request for Proposals is for the independent research centered on the hypotheses and possible shor... Read more...

RISE Tanzania: How can we turn schools into learning communities?

RISE is a new, multi-year program to build an understanding of the design and implementation of successful education reforms through rigorous, primary research spanning multiple developing countries. Read more...

Opening up government procurement in Uganda

When procurement processes are conducted in secret corruption can thrive but openness means there is more chance that wrong-doing will be caught quickly and that people will be too afraid to try to cheat. Read more...

Are we ready for August 8? Citizens’ views on politics and the elections

Citizens are evenly split on whether the upcoming elections will trigger violence: half (46%) say they will, while half (47%) say they will not. Read more...

Safety First? Security, policing and justice in Tanzania

One out of two citizens (53%) say the security situation in their neighbourhood has improved over the past year, 37% say it has stayed the same while 10% think it has gotten worse. Read more...

Enriching public and policy discourse in Kenya, one poll at a time

Sauti za Wananchi in Kenya helps government understand citizen views and public perception of service delivery. Read more...

Sauti Za Wananchi Monthly Series | Security, policing and justice in Tanzania

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data around Tanzanians’ views on security, policing and Justice. 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...