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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 Uganda Eighth Learning Assessment Report 2019

A new Uwezo report reveals a decline in literacy and numeracy levels of Primary 3 to Primary 6 pupils. Between 2015 and 2018, the learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy remained low and appeared to be declining Read more...

Citizens are talking, is anybody listening?

There is a need for MPs to balance the time they spend in Dodoma and the time they set aside to connect with citizens that they represent and to pay attention to their needs and concerns while matching the efforts and contributions towards developmen... Read more...

Active and engaged? Ugandans’ experiences of participation and citizens’ agency

Civil servants themselves indicate that, while citizens can engage in processes to make their needs known, priority is given to proposals from public officials themselves. Read more...

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tool and Tests 2018

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tool 2018 Read more...

Protecting Journalists and the Media: East African citizens’ views on media freedom

Across East Africa, more citizens generally support media freedom than government control of media, although this has fluctuated. Read more...

UN proclaim September 28th as the International Day for Universal Access to Information

A significant step has been taken to make a reality of “public access to information and fundamental freedoms.” Read more...

Twaweza at URA Taxpayers’ appreciation week

Twaweza sharesq citizens’ views and experiences on issues of public interest at the URA Taxpayers’ appreciation week at Kololo Independence grounds. Read more...

Learning Strategic Financial Management From the School of Hard Knocks

Without adequate reserves, CSOs are less able to navigate difficult times and must make painful budget cuts — cuts that reduce impact. Read more...

Twaweza Tanzania is selling a Toyota Prado

Twaweza is selling a Toyota Prado! 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...