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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.

Learning to live with Corona? Kenyan citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and practices

The economic impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak continue to be felt strongly across all households. Nine out of ten citizens say that they will be worse off financially if the virus continues to spread. Those with higher education are slightly less lik... Read more...

Accountability: Making it work at a young age

“For [students] to feel free and open to me, I must show them that they can talk to me, they can come to me whenever they have something to talk about” Read more...

We are moving - in Tanzania and Uganda!

Twaweza is excited to announce office relocations in Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania effective from 11 January 2021 and in Uganda effective from 18 December 2020, Twaweza will be available at a new address. Read more...

We are hiring a Content Production Manager

Want to work with Twaweza - where innovative ideas and action meet for citizen-centred change? Read more...

Twaweza’s Aidan Eyakuze named as one of Apolitical’s Agile 50

Twaweza’s Executive Director, Aidan Eyakuze, has been named by Apoliticial and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance as one of the world’s 50 most influential people revolutionizing government. Read more...

Uganda: Well-watered?

More Ugandans now report having access to piped water compared to 2019; 26%, up from 19% in 2019. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi Makueni Baseline Dataset

Do you know that Sauti za Wananchi dataset from Makueni County in Kenya is available for you to use? Read more...

Kenya: Living with Coronavirus

Households which depend on casual work, generally concentrated in urban areas especially big cities, are by far the hardest hit by crises of food and income caused by the Coronavirus. Read more...

Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2019

Audited Financial Statements 2019 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...