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Dar parents know little about their children's education

A survey conducted in 2010 by Uwazi at Twaweza and Datavision, with 429 randomly selected households in Dar es Salaam, revealed that parents know little about education policies and practice.

Does the new pensions law help workers?

The commentary, 'Did SSRA Act in workers' best interest?' published in The Citizen on 5 August 2012 was written by Uwazi Senior Analyst Rose Aiko and the Centre for Economic Prosperity's Executive Director Thomas Maqway. This article represents their personal views.

Two out of three children in East Africa lack basic literacy

Two out of three pupils in Standard 3 across East Africa are not able to pass basic tests in English, Kiswahili or numeracy at the Standard 2 level. This is the headline finding of a new report by Uwezo at Twaweza. By the time they reach Standard 7, two in 10 pupils still do not have Standard 2 level competencies. Results from the 2011 national assessments done in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda show that little has changed from previous assessments.

Dissatisfaction grows over access to water in Dar

There has been little change in the past six months when it comes to Dar es Salaam citizens' access to clean and affordable water. The Listening to Dar Survey interviewed 324 respondents and found that only one in four households have access to the mains.

Uwezo to launch 2012 East Africa Report

Uwezo will launch its 2012 East Africa report on August 14th at the Kenya Institute of Education in Nairobi. The Minister of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands, Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Elmi, will launch the report.

Dar citizens give their views on governance and electricity

Following a report by the Controller and Auditor General on the embezzlement of government funds early in 2012, six ministers were removed from their posts. Round 14 of the Listening to Dar survey asked 324 citizens their views. Almost seven in 10 citizens surveyed felt that the government responded adequately in dismissing the ministers.

Have your say on OGP

Take the OGP Civil Society Baseline Survey. The OGP Team is interested in learning lessons from year one of the initiative and how they can improve communications.
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