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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.

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...

Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3 Act, 2019 | analysis

The combined amendments make significant changes to the entire structure of a sector and a fundamental part of our society. It is imperative that we ensure that we think collectively and carefully about the possible outcomes and consequences of these... Read more...

Sowing the seeds of change? Twaweza introspection on the public agency pilot

Twaweza East Africa piloted an approach to catalyze public agency at the sub-national level in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, with the education sector as an entry point, and the issue of teacher and pupil absenteeism as the problem in focus. Read more...

Under less pressure? Kenyans’ views and experiences on livelihoods and food security

Poor and less well educated households are much more likely to engage in livestock farming while wealthier and better educated households are more likely to be formally employed. Read more...

Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2018

Twaweza's financial statements are subjected to independent audit each year. Once approved by the Board, these are disclosed to the public. Read more...

Call for proposals | Understanding and enhancing access to public information and citizen participation

Twaweza is seeking the services of a consultant to assess Civil Servants’ Perspectives and Experiences on Access to Information and Citizen Participation in Local Development Decision Processes in Tanzania Read more...

The Big Four Agenda: Kenyans’ views on current public policy issues

Despite some positive indications in citizens’ views about corruption management, 8 out of 10 Kenyans (77%) cite corruption as the main reason why the government’s agenda may not succeed. Other factors are named by far fewer people (politics – ... 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...