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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.

Active and engaged? Kenyans’ views and experiences on citizen participation

More than half of citizens define participation more strongly than participating in meetings; as the implementation of citizens’ opinions (35%) or citizens shaping the development agenda (21%). Read more...

ATTENTION: Beware of employment fraud

Twaweza never solicits money from job applicants. Beware of fraudsters promising to secure you a job at Uwezo or Twaweza. Read more...

Twaweza in the News 2017

Across the three countries, radio remains the main platform on which Twaweza is covered the most. Read more...

Does water matter in learning?

As we celebrate the 2018 World Water Week, policy and decision makers, school administrators, CSOs communities and parents should advocate for government to increase investment for water and sanitation services in schools, making sure that all childr... Read more...

What is civil society for?

A recent civil society and government jamboree in Tanzania prompted some interesting reflections from Aidan Eyakuze, Executive Director of Twaweza. Read more...

Preparing the next generation: Ugandans’ experiences and opinions on education

8 out of 10 parents (82%) do not do anything about the problems in the education sector beyond reporting them. Read more...

Ugandans views on public primary schooling

In the opinion of Ugandans in this survey, teachers and head teachers appear to be performing their duties well: they are thought to be present in school and class and to assign and check homework. Read more...

In solidarity | a declaration on civic space in East Africa

In September Twaweza was part of a group of civil society organisations form Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda which came together to discuss and commit to advance civic space in the three countries. This is our declaration. Read more...

Language of instruction and learning outcomes in refugee contexts

There is a severe issue with overage children in lower primary. On average, refugee children were three years older than they should be for their grade. 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...