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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.

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...

World Press Freedom Day: Ugandan citizens’ views and experiences on the media and freedom of expression

Many Ugandans see this positive contribution of the media to social, economic and political life. Small majorities agree that journalists are professional (58%), that the media delivers accurate and reliable content (56%) and that journalists tell th... Read more...

Statement on the COVID-19 response from civil society members of OGP Steering Committee

The civil society members of Open Government Partnership’s Steering Committee have released a statement on COVID and its risks to open government. Focused on democratic values, the statement is a call to action to governments, donors and internatio... Read more...

Term of reference | Usawa Agenda website development

Twaweza is looking for a partner to help design and develop a new website for Usawa Agenda based in Kenya. Read more...

Terms of Reference | Mixed Media Documentary on Fix My Community

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Twaweza is seeking an experienced video production team to produce a short film on the FixMy Community radio show. Read more...

Child marriage leads to lower life quality for young girls and their children

In Tanzania, 2 out of 5 girls are married before their eighteenth birthday. The country could be losing as much as TZS 637 million annually (estimated, 2015) in unearned income due to child marriages. Read more...

Uwezo Uganda Measuring Young People’s Literacy and Numeracy Competencies Required in the Workplace and Everyday Life | Tasks 2019

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tools 2019. 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...