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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 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...

Health Check: A citizen diagnosis of health sector challenges

When it comes to the availability of doctors and the cost of services, progress is mixed. There was a sharp drop in citizens complaining about these issues between 2015 and 2016, but in 2017 the numbers are again rising. Read more...

Sauti Za Wananchi Monthly Series | Health Check

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data around Tanzanians’ views on the health sector in Tanzania. 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...

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...

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...

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...