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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.

Coping with Coronavirus? Kenyan citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and practices

Most citizens (85%) report that their household has faced lost income or other financial constraints due to the Coronavirus. Citizens have also been affected by increased food prices (28%) and reduced interaction with friends (23%). Read more...

Terms of Reference | Citizens and Local authority linkage through Water Quality Assessment

Twaweza intends to engage the services of a consultant to lead and provide technical expertise to conduct water quality test using simple portable testing kits. Read more...

Terms of Reference | Call for Consultants

Twaweza’s Advocacy and Engagement department is searching for a consultant to help oversee a number of key projects for the organization. Read more...

Livelihoods under COVID-19: Ugandans views and experiences on livelihoods and agriculture

In rural households however, growing and selling crops is the main source of income for almost half of households. At the same time 1 out of 5 (22%) depend on casual labour for income, similar to urban areas. Read more...

Usawa Agenda is Hiring!

Usawa Agenda is hiring! Are you passionate about education? Are you a self-starter who relishes new challenges? If yes, we invite you to join Usawa Agenda on a journey of discovery and development. Read more...

Livelihoods under COVID-19: Ugandans views and experiences on livelihoods and inequality.

COVID-19 takes its toll on Ugandan’s pockets: households are spending 30% less compared to January. Read more...

Statement on the Proposed Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3 (2020) Bill

The proposed amendments threaten the core constitutional principles of equality before the law, separation of powers, accountability, public interest, and even the position of the Constitution as the foundational or mother law. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi 2015 baseline dataset

The 2015 Sauti za Wananchi Tanzania baseline dataset is available! Read more...

Twaweza in 2019: the full story

The feelings behind the figures, sentiment behind the statistics, emotions behind the empirics. Our story in 2019! Read more...

Latest publications

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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...