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Simbachawene: teacher motivation matters

“You can pay a teacher 10 million shillings as their salary and they will tell you straight away why it is not enough money. But when you give that same teacher one hundred thousand as a reward for their performance, you will inspire them to do more and better."

Teacher incentive program helps over 48,000 students to improve in Kiswahili and Mathematics

Twaweza is rewarding 788 Standard I, II, and III subject teachers and 135 head teachers for the 2016 test performance

Incentives can help put the creativity back into teaching

When properly motivated teachers can use their creativity to help children learn, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Primary teachers earn over 200 million shillings in performance-based bonuses

For teachers, performance-based pay communicates a clear signal that learning is the ultimate objective of schooling.

KiuFunza: Sending Money Directly to School Accounts in Tanzania: Using Experience to Inform Policy

There is a growing body of research that suggests these low levels of learning are driven in part by the limited accountability in the education system.

Twaweza experiments with direct Capitation Grants and teacher Cash on Delivery

KiuFunza (thirst for learning) aims to examine the effectiveness of teacher cash on delivery / performance pay and/or capitation grants on learning outcomes.

Preliminary results of KiuFunza presented at two Primary Schools

KiuFunza (thirst to learn), a two-year nationally representative randomized evaluation in basic education, presented its first year preliminary results at a special event held in Mbweni and Kiumbageni Primary Schools in the presence of a number of key government personnel.
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