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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.

Kenya Budget Dashboard Launched

Twaweza East Africa launched the Kenya Budget Dashboard on June 18, 2012 in Nairobi. The launch brought together actors from the media, government agencies, civil society and other non-state actors with an interest in budgets and public finance. The online Dashboard allows citizens to follow their tax money by seeing how the government allocates public funds.

Uwazi weighs in on 2012/13 TZ budget

Politicians, economists, academics and business people had much to say after the release of Tanzania's 2012/2013 budget on June 14. Rose Aiko, Senior Analyst with Uwazi at Twaweza, told The Citizen newspaper that this year's budget is smaller than last year's, when inflation is taken into account, and predicts a tough year ahead for the country.

Twaweza 2012 Annual Plan

Read Twaweza's 2012 Annual Plan, including expected outputs and budgets for each department of the organization.

Follow Your Money: Kenya Budget Visualisation Dashboard

The Kenya Budget Visualisation Dashboard from Uwazi is now up. The site allows citizens to view how public funds were spent by financial year from 2002 to 2011, and within each county of the country.
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