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Welcome to Twaweza

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. We have programs, staff and offices across all three countries, and a world respected practice of learning, monitoring and evaluation. Our flagship programs include Uwezo, Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment to assess children’s learning levels across hundreds of thousands of households, and Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone survey.  We undertake effective public and policy engagement, through powerful media partnerships and global leadership of initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership. Read more.

Are our children learning? Uwezo learning assessment in refugee contexts in Uganda

1 out of 4 children in P3 – P7 inside (21%) and outside (28%) settlements can read, comprehend and divide at P2 level. Read more...

What did we do in 2017? | Annual Report

It is time to tell you what we have been doing with the time, talent and treasure that we were privileged to steward in 2017. Read more...

How to find love for evidence-based communications

If your organisation has the interest and motivation to make your communications more effective, it’s time! At its core, adopting an evidence-based approach to communications is about challenging your organisation’s ideas and putting yourself out... Read more...

Annual Plan 2018

Our plans for 2018: this final Annual Plan of the 2015‐2018 Strategy will see us pushing back against shrinking civic space. Read more...

Twaweza Kenya is selling a Toyota LandCruiser

Twaweza is selling a Toyota LandCruiser Read more...

On tap? Kenyans’ opinions and experiences of water, sanitation and hygiene

Rural households need on average 45 minutes to collect water, up from 37 minutes in 2016. For three out of ten households (30%), collecting water takes at least an hour and for one out of twenty households (5%) it takes at least three hours. Read more...

Bringing learning to life

What are the features, values, and practices of effective learning organizations? How do learning practices contribute to more effective programming? And, how can collaborations between academics, researchers and practitioners better support learning... Read more...

What’s going on in our schools? Kenyans’ opinions and experiences of the education sector

8 out of 10 citizens (81%) think that they have a role to play in improving the quality of education in the country. And in some ways they are actively fulfilling their obligations: 8 out of 10 citizens visit their children’s school and discuss lea... Read more...

#MbungeLive: Monitoring the promises of MPs

MbungeLive focuses on how accountable and responsible MPs are to their constituents by describing the issues prevalent in the constituency, the MP’s promises made during the last (2015) elections, and the extent to which the MP has fulfilled these ... Read more...

Latest publications

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Highlighted


  • Ideas & Evidence event on 6-7 March 2018: In our position as one of the prominent independent, civil society voices in Tanzania and the region, this event is a continuation of our open conversation on knowledge, information, evidence, citizen agen... Read more...


  • Citizens' views on political leadership based on the most recent nationally representative data available. Read more...


  • Are teachers in East Africa's primary schools actually teaching? And do they understand their subject matter? Revealing new charts using data from a World Bank survey examine these questions. Read more...