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This section contains all publications produced by Twaweza. It also includes some produced by our partners. To access the publication click on the download link below each title. To access a summary click on 'read more'. Many of these are pdfs of hard copy materials or powerpoint presentations so check file size before you download.

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Uwezo Tanzania 2011: Our Children are still not learning

Last year, Uwezo carried out the first Annual Learning Assessment Report, which provided a country wide picture of the level of basic numeracy and literacy skills of our children in primary schools. Over 40,000 children in over 20,000 households, across 38 districts in Tanzania were assessed - this was the largest survey of its kind. One year on... Have these results changed? Are our children learning more?

Uwezo East Africa Report Released

Are our Children Learning? Numeracy and Literacy Across East Africa 2011

A really powerful report was launched on Monday July 4 in Dar es Salaam. The Uwezo East Africa Report presents, for the first time, data comparing literacy and numeracy levels across East Africa, based on a survey of over 80,000 households-- the largest exercise of its kind.

A climate of non disclosure could be undermining accountability in schools

A climate of non-disclosure pervades the sharing of basic school related information, despite policies and pronouncements to the contrary, and may be key factor undermining accountability in the quest for quality education.

Dar es Salaam schools: Poor toilets, little sport.

Since 2002, the Government of Tanzania has been implementing the Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP) with two specific aims: making education more accessible and improving its quality. While significant success has been made in extending access improving quality remains a challenge. A research brief released today by Uwazi at Twaweza reveals that sanitation services in public primary school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, leave much to be desired.

Dar es Salaam classrooms: Overcrowded, few books, no desks

A large e-learning conference has just opened in a modern world-class facility in Dar es Salaam, but city residents may have a long way to go before they can enjoy basic infrastructure in public schools. In a research brief released today, Uwazi at Twaweza shows that despite being closest to where policies are made, public primary schools in Dar es Salaam are in dire need of more classrooms, desks and textbooks.

If findings are ignored, why audit?

The Controller and Auditor General (CAG) of Tanzania has been prompt in auditing and releasing audit findings on various operations of the Government in recent years. To the disappointment of many however, a clear indication that financial management situation is improving because of audits is lacking.
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