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The Media Services Bill: help or hinderance?

As the Parliamentary Committee for Social Welfare and Social Services debates and improves the proposed Media Services Bill, Twaweza has published some analysis of the bill.

Where the rubber hits the road: Sub-national conversations and views on education.

In an effort to better understand the production of education in districts and schools, Twaweza commissioned a qualitative study to explore the state of debate and communication about education in general.

Access to Information | Do Ugandans know?

In order to inform our work on freedom of information in Uganda, we sought to find out whether Ugandans know about the Freedom of Information Act which guarantees them the right to access information held by public institutions.

Democracy, dictatorship and demonstrations

Citizens’ support for democracy and free expression is strong. Almost all citizens (95%) think that they should be free to criticize the government when they believe it has done something wrong. Seven out of ten citizens (69%) agree that democracy is their preferred form of government.

The People's President?

Almost one year into the fifth phase government: citizens approve of the removal of ghost workers, free primary education and the dismissal of public servants. But they disapprove of the sugar import ban and price directive

Is civic space in Tanzania shrinking?

In the context of potentially the most competitive elections in Tanzania's history, a number of heavily criticized laws passed in 2015, Twaweza commissioned a study on civic space in the country. Looking at the period 2010 - 2015, using international and national sources of evidence, we assess civic space in Tanzania according to five dimensions.

Signs of recovery?

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.
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