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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.

A short statement from Twaweza

The Executive Director of Twaweza is not and has never been, a member of any political party in Tanzania. Read more...

Who is Twaweza?

Over the past few weeks, Twaweza and our work has been the subject of extensive public debate in Tanzania and beyond. Read more...

Call for submissions: mobile photo competition – Inequalities in Education

Twaweza is delighted to announce a photo competition on the theme of inequalities in education. Read more...

New trust fund focuses on government transparency, accountability and responsiveness

Civil society actors were previously disadvantaged by having fewer financial resources to deploy to this mission than our government partners. This fund helps to further level that playing field. Read more...

Job opportunities | Twaweza is hiring

Twaweza is hiring! Do you like what we stand for and what we do? Do you have a curiosity and passion to learn? Do you like to push the envelope, take thoughtful risks, innovate, get things done and make change happen in East Africa? We may be a match... Read more...

A short note on the letter from Costech to Twaweza

Twaweza did not circulate and is not involved in the circulation of this letter on social media. We respect our communication with all of our stakeholders. Read more...

Citizens’ views on politics, demonstration and participation in Tanzania

Citizens want more transparent accountability: most citizens (59%) want the President to explain government spending of taxpayer money to Parliament, and an even larger proportion (78%) want the President to always obey the law and abide by court dec... Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi series | Politics and participation

Sauti za Wananchi is presenting the most recently available nationally representative data around Tanzanians’ thoughts on participation and politics in Tanzania. Read more...

East African citizens' perceptions on refugees

In all three countries; Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda the majority of citizens still have little or no interaction with refugees, yet Ugandans play a critical role, both directly and indirectly, in determining the conditions of refugee asylum. 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...