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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.

Minibuzz series: Do they know?

Twaweza partners with Minibuzz, the TV show, to create debate among citizens about different Twaweza research. This episode is about how citizens decide who to vote for. Read more...

Minibuzz series: Guardians of accountability

Twaweza partners with Minibuzz, the TV show, to create debate among citizens about different Twaweza research. This episode is about the institutions that hold the government to account for the use of resources. Read more...

Twaweza needs a new website

Twaweza is looking for a partner to help design and develop a new website. Read more...

Minibuzz series: In the public eye

Twaweza partners with Minibuzz, the TV show, to create debate among citizens about different Twaweza research. This episode is about access to information. Read more...

Twaweza is hiring

Do you have experience working in administration or monitoring and evaluation? Interested in joining a dynamic organization working across East Africa? Twaweza is hiring. Read more...

Schools, funds and learning

A review of Ugandans' awareness of Uwezo and the capitation grant. Read more...

Evaluating public agency in Kenya

Twaweza in Kenya is piloting a project built around the concept of public agency. And we are looking for a consultant to help us evaluate it. Read more...

Union Affairs: citizens’ views on recent developments in Zanzibar

A new research brief from Twaweza's Sauti za Wananchi; Union Affairs, covering mainland citizens' views on recent developments in Zanzibar. Read more...

Making headlines in 2015

A review of Twaweza's media coverage in 2015 in Kenya, Tanzania and 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...