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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.

Call for Proposals to undertake a Consultancy on evaluation of the effectiveness of the URN/ Twaweza partnership in Uganda

Twaweza is seeking a consultant to evaluate the effectiveness of of the URN/Twaweza partnership in Uganda Read more...

Call for proposals: Undertake a consultancy on qualitative sauti za wananchi (szw) in Kenya.

Twaweza is seeking a consultant to Undertake a qualitative sauti za wananchi (szw) in Kenya. Read more...

Leaving no one behind? Citizens’ views and experiences on water, sanitation and hygiene

4 out of 10 Ugandans (40%) say their access to clean and safe water has improved over the last 12 months, the same portion as say their access has stayed the same (39%) and twice the number that say their access has gotten worse (20%). Read more...

How are some children learning when most are not? Positive deviance in Uganda’s primary schools

Twaweza study has identified schools that are performing well despite having no extra access to resources or other privileges. Read more...

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

Levels of learning are poor across refugee and non-refugee contexts, although in some cases, refugee communities perform better than host communities. Read more...

Health Check: Ugandans' experiences and opinions on health services

Three out of ten Ugandans have experienced an accident or injury in the past six months, either personally (4%) or through a friend (12%) or household member (16%). Read more...

Twaweza Policy Manuals 2019

Twaweza operations are governed by policies which aim at enabling the application of fair, consistent, transparent and accountable governance and management. Read more...

Uwezo data on learning

Hundreds and thousands of data points from six years of the Uwezo Annual Learning Assessment. Read more...

Twaweza Staff Immersion | Mwanga Region, Tanzania 2017

Immersion at Twaweza is based on the belief that there is no better way to learn and understand than to participate. We experience day to day lives of the regular citizens and we seek to connect with both (local) government and other local authoritie... Read more...

Latest publications

Sauti za Wananchi


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...