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Opening up government spending

Twaweza launched the Tanzania Budget Explorer (TBE) in March 2012. This briefing note serves as a guide on how to use the data. The briefing highlights the different functionalities of the TBE and the ways in which the data can be interrogated.

Open data and the future of news

Twaweza attended the Tanzania Media Leaders Roundtable on Open Data and the Future of News. The aim of the session was to seek high-level buy in for data driven journalism in Tanzania. Although the focus was on print media outlets, a number of broadcasters were represented as well.

Sauti za Wananchi mobile phone survey baseline takes off

Uwazi at Twaweza has just launched the baseline survey for Sauti za Wananchi (Voices of Citizens), a new initiative that uses mobile phones to regularly collect information from a broad cross-section of Tanzanian citizens.

Open Africa Meeting Seeks to Democratize Data

A keen eye on outcomes and the willingness to take risks and learn from failures were highlighted as key elements for success in development projects by Twaweza Head, Rakesh Rajani, in his address to participants at the Open Africa Summit in Zanzibar.

Making All Voices Count | Seeking Fund Manager

Making All Voices Count is a new fund that seeks to revitalise the relationship between government and citizens through supporting innovation, scaling-up and research in the use of technology.

Leaders celebrate the first anniversary of the Open Government Partnership

The first anniversary of the Open Government Partnership was celebrated in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The one-year anniversary event featured a high-level reception with remarks from OGP leaders and representatives from key civil society organisations.

Mixed results in healthcare in Dar es Salaam

A recent survey has revealed significant short-term success in healthcare while showing that long term improvements in health outcomes still hang in the balance. Residents of Dar es Salaam who participated in the survey reflected on a range of issues on health-related practices as well as service delivery at healthcare facilities.
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