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Sauti za Wananchi

  
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Sauti za Wananchi (Voices of Citizens) is a new initiative that uses mobile phones to regularly collect information from a broad cross-section of Tanzanian citizens. The initiative will allow survey data to be gathered quickly and efficiently, at low cost, to inform citizens of what's going on and to support policy-makers to be more responsive to the needs and aspirations of citizens. More

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Citizens making things happen

Seven out of ten citizens (70%) report that they think that have no say in what Government does.Despite the apparently low levels of interaction with formal channels, 6 out of 10 citizens (58%) report that they observed joint or collective complaints to officials in their community in the last 12 months.

Have more laws, agencies and commitments against corruption made a difference?

Citizens view corruption as very common or somewhat common in all Government service sectors, including the police (94% of citizens) and politics (91%). Citizens' experiences and perceptions of corruption.

What's going on in our schools?

Only 1 out of 10 citizens think that most children who finish Standard 2 are able to read and do maths at Standard 2 level. Even worse, only 3 out of 10 (31%) think that these children should be able to perform at the right level; meaning that citizens have no expectation that the education system will actually teach children the skills it is supposed to. This brief examines the state of schools, learning practice and parents’ involvement in their children’s education.
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