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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.

Consultancy | Synthesize curriculum analysis for Primary mathematics in Uganda.

The objective of this consultancy is to synthesize findings from Twaweza’s Surveys of Enacted Curriculum analyses, and thereby generate, document and share relevant policy proposals for improving the effectiveness of the primary mathematics curricu... Read more...

Consultancy | Synthesize curriculum analysis for Primary science in Uganda

Twaweza is seeking the services of a consultant, for a period of approximately 10 working days to undertake this assignment. Read more...

Grading the nation? Kenyans’ opinions on government, leadership and corruption

A majority of citizens (65%) say that the cost of living is the biggest problem facing their household. And seven out of ten Kenyans (71%) say they are not satisfied overall with the direction in which the country is heading; half of these blame econ... Read more...

Twaweza Strategy 2019-2022

After a breathless four years of implementing our 2015-2018 strategy, it is that time again. Twaweza is proud and pleased to present our strategy for 2019 to 2022. Read more...

Annual Plan 2019

The first annual plan of our new strategy focused on civic space and citizen agency. Read more...

Twaweza in the news: Political Parties 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...

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...