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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.

Twaweza in the news: Political Partiess Bill

Media coverage on our analysis of the proposed amendments to the Political Parties Act. Read more...

Are our children learning beyond the basic skills?

Learning levels among the Primary 5 and 6 pupils in English and Mathematics are low across the assessed districts. Read more...

Statement on Proposed Amendments to The Political Parties Act (2002)

We, as independent civil society organisations who uphold democratic values, seek to add our views and voices to the debate with a view to finding a constructive way forward, which both safeguards our young, hard-won democracy while allowing for appr... Read more...

Model Political Parties Bill 2018

Twaweza with other civil society organisations has worked together to develop a Model Political Parties Bill 2018 to address issues and challenge the proposed amendments to the Political Parties Act. Read more...

The Political Parties Act

Twaweza is working with other civil society organisations to challenge the proposed amendments to the Political Parties Act. Read more...

Walking the Line: Navigating Tanzania’s Closing Civic Space

Tanzanian civil society organizations walk a tightrope in Tanzania’s increasing hostile political environment. Read more...

RISE Tanzania is hiring!

Twaweza is hiring immediately for a Dar es Salaam-based Program Associate on the RISE Tanzania Research Project. The position offers the opportunity to work closely with leading experts in the field of global education. Read more...

SDG 4 Data Digest: Data to Nurture Learning

SDG 4 includes targets to ensure improvements in the quality of teaching, the inclusion of skills for a modern and increasingly digital society and ensuring that children and youth are not only in the classroom but also learning. Read more...

Teacher Allocation and Absenteeism in East Africa

We need to figure out what it will take to get teachers to come to school every day and teach well so that we do not waste children’s time and dash their aspirations. 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...