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Follow Your Money: Kenya Budget Visualisation Dashboard

The Kenya Budget Visualisation Dashboard from Uwazi is now up. The site allows citizens to view how public funds were spent by financial year from 2002 to 2011, and within each county of the country.

State of East Africa Report 2012 stirs debate on greater regional integration

The Society for International Development (SID) released 'The 2012 State of East Africa Report: Deepening Integration, Intensifying Challenges' on 24 April 2012 in Dar es Salaam. The annual report compares cultural, economic, political, social and technological trends across the five East African Community countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda). The report's objectives are to inform, provide insight, spark imagination and be a tool for engagement.

Follow Your Money: Tanzania Budget Visualisation Dashboard

Uwazi has developed the Tanzania Budget Explorer, which will be updated every year, to make information about the way the Treasury allocates taxpayers money more accessible: transparent, easy to understand and exciting to follow.

ICTs as a key driver for governance in sub-Saharan Africa?

Do ICTs drive governance in sub-Saharan Africa? Do citizens? Danida, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, held a conference in Copenhagen on April 12 on the the theme, 'ICT as a key driver for governance in sub-Saharan Africa: Strategies for using the transformative power of mobile phones and social media.' Guest speakers debated the potential for mobile phones and technology to boost democracy, transparency, accountability and citizen agency.

Coming soon: Kenya Budget Dashboard

Kenyans will soon be able to track how their government spends their money on Twaweza's Kenya Budget Dashboard. Development of the Kenyan portal started in December 2011 after successful work on Tanzania's. On the Kenyan Dashboard, citizens can view the percentage of the national budget that went to the various ministries from 2002 to 2011, as well as compare resources distributed to each of the country's counties.

Twaweza partner Shujaaz wins an Emmy

Twaweza partner Shujaaz FM has been awarded the prestigious International Digital Emmy Award in Cannes, France on April 1, 2012. Well Told Story's Shujaaz won in the Children and Young People's Category, bringing home Kenya's first Emmy. Twaweza has partnered with Shujaaz since its inception in February 2010, and was among the first to invest in this bold, risky venture.

Two out of three children in East Africa lack basic literacy

Two out of three pupils in Standard 3 across East Africa are not able to pass basic tests in English, Kiswahili or numeracy at the Standard 2 level. This is the headline finding of a new report by Uwezo at Twaweza. By the time they reach Standard 7, two in 10 pupils still do not have Standard 2 level competencies. Results from the 2011 national assessments done in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda show that little has changed from previous assessments.
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