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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.

Child marriage leads to lower life quality for young girls and their children

In Tanzania, 2 out of 5 girls are married before their eighteenth birthday. The country could be losing as much as TZS 637 million annually (estimated, 2015) in unearned income due to child marriages. Read more...

Uwezo Uganda Measuring Young People’s Literacy and Numeracy Competencies Required in the Workplace and Everyday Life | Tasks 2019

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tools 2019. Read more...

Terms of Reference | Documentary on KiuFunza

Twaweza is seeking an experienced video production team to produce a short film on the KiuFunza initiative with particular reference to the sense of team work created by the program and the inclusion of the whole of the school despite the bonus going... Read more...

Terms of Reference | Qualitative Baseline Study on the situation of citizen participation, service delivery and local governance capacity in Uganda

We are looking for a consultant to provide an assessment of citizen participation, service delivery and local governance capacity in Uganda. Read more...

Terms of Reference for Team Leader and Enumerator for a baseline study on citizen participation

Twaweza is seeking team leader and enumerator for a baseline study on citizen participation in local development decision processes in Tanzania. Read more...

Terms of Reference | Media monitoring

Twaweza seeks to identify and contract a competent company to execute media monitoring for the period March 2020-January 2021. Read more...

Call for Research Fellows

Twaweza is calling for Research Fellows! Read more...

Consultancy call | Qualitative Baseline Study on the situation of citizen participation, service delivery and local governance capacity in Tanzania

Consultancy call: Qualitative Baseline Study on the situation of citizen participation, service delivery and local governance capacity in Pangani and Nyang’wale in Tanzania Read more...

Uwezo Tanzania is hiring!

Are you passionate about education? Are you excited by new challenges? Then please apply to join Uwezo Tanzania as we embark on an exciting new phase of our development. 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...