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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 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...

Clean and Safe? Ugandans’ experiences and opinions on affordable access to clean and safe water.

Three out of four Ugandans (74%) have access to an improved water source, meaning one that provides cleaner and safer water. Read more...

Are our children learning? Uwezo learning assessment in refugee contexts in Uganda

1 out of 4 children in P3 – P7 inside (21%) and outside (28%) settlements can read, comprehend and divide at P2 level. Read more...

What did we do in 2017? | Annual Report

It is time to tell you what we have been doing with the time, talent and treasure that we were privileged to steward in 2017. Read more...

How to find love for evidence-based communications

If your organisation has the interest and motivation to make your communications more effective, it’s time! At its core, adopting an evidence-based approach to communications is about challenging your organisation’s ideas and putting yourself out... Read more...

Annual Plan 2018

Our plans for 2018: this final Annual Plan of the 2015‐2018 Strategy will see us pushing back against shrinking civic space. 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...