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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.

Is government closer to the people? Kenyan views on devolution

When it comes to both national and county governments, only 1 in 10 citizens think their opinions are considered in decision making to a large extent. Read more...

My Teachers, My Heroes | Celebrating Teachers' Day 2017

Uwezo Manager, Zaida Mgalla, has written a short poem in appreciation of teachers everywhere to mark Teachers' Day 2017. Read more...

Are you a cybercriminal? Insights from Tanzania

What has made the Act problematic, according to discussion participants, is that law enforcers seem free to decide what are reasonable grounds for arresting someone on cybercrime charges. Read more...

We are hiring: Manager – Sauti za Wananchi.

Do you like what we stand for and what we do? Do you have a curiosity and passion to learn? We are hiring Manager – Sauti za Wananchi. Read more...

Looking for support in visualizing goldmines of data

Twaweza is looking for a company or individual to support in visualizing our Sauti za Wananchi and Uwezo datasets. Read more...

Request for Proposals | Data Management Services in Uganda

Uwezo at Twaweza is now seeking to acquire Data Management Services for its 2017 pilot assessment. The pilot aims to assess the effectiveness of education interventions in refugee settlements in translating into learning outcomes. Read more...

Twaweza is hiring: Director, Programs and Services

Do you like what we stand for and what we do? Do you have a curiosity and passion to learn? Do you like to push the envelope, take thoughtful risks, innovate, get things done and make change happen in East Africa? Then we are looking for you! Read more...

Stakeholders call on government to implement the Access to Information Act

we call on the Government to begin a consultative process to prepare the regulations so these can be finalized as soon as possible. In the meantime, we call on the Government to gazette the legislation so it can be used even as regulations are being ... Read more...

Twaweza Efficiency Audit Report 2017

The Embassy of Sweden contracted Deloitte to do an efficiency audit report for Twaweza as part of grant support provided to Twaweza by the Swedish International Development Agency - Sida. Read more...

Latest publications

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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...