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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.

Mixed-method research consultancy for Twaweza Uganda

Twaweza in Uganda is piloting a project titled “Are Our Teachers Really Teaching? Navigating Past the Problem of Absenteeism”, built around the concept of public agency. Read more...

Can you help us assess whether what we do works?

Twaweza is looking for a montitoring and feedback consultant for our Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation unit. Read more...

Uwezo Tanzania Annual Learning Assessment Report Launch

The 2014 Uwezo annual learning assessment was carried out in 1,341 enumeration areas (EAs) across 50 districts in Tanzania and assessed 32,694 children and 1,309 public primary schools. Read more...

Signs of Recovery? Citizens' views on health service provision by the new government

Comparing citizen reports from 2015 and 2016, services appear to have improved in the health sector with less doctor absenteeism, cleaner facilities and better treatment from health facility staff. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Health Services

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data on health service provision by the new government in Tanzania. Read more...

What’s going on in our schools? Citizens’ views on recent developments in education

According to recent research; 1 out of 2 Kenyans claim they have heard about the changes taking place in education and 3 out of 10 think students should have an open forum to air their grievances. Read more...

Talking education in Morogoro Urban

Uwezo at Twaweza is seeking to entrench the conversation about children's learning at local levels. During 2015 and 2016 we embarked on a program of local events to share the evidence and generate debate.In mid-July, the team was in Morogoro Urban. Read more...

Talking education in Mkuranga, Pwani

Uwezo at Twaweza is seeking to entrench the conversation about children's learning at local levels. During 2015 and 2016 we embarked on our program of local events to share the evidence and generate debate. In mid-June the team was in Mkuranga. Read more...

Talking education in Sengerema, Mwanza

Uwezo at Twaweza is seeking to entrench the conversation about children's learning at local levels. During 2015 and 2016 we embarked on a program of local events to share the evidence and generate debate. At the end of June, the team was in Sengerema... 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...