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First do no harm | Devolution in the health sector in Kenya

In Kenya a major process of devolution is underway. Health is perhaps one of the most important areas that will be devolved, where its success or lack thereof is likely to have serious implications for service delivery. This brief, produced by IBP in association with Twaweza, answers three key questions: Who is responsible for what? What costs what? Where does the money go? The brief discusses each one of these, and concludes with a set of concrete recommendations.

Twaweza Audited Financial Statement 2011

Hivos-Twaweza 2011 Audited Financial Statements

Monitoring of Solar Aid/TPS partnership | Request for Proposals

Twaweza partnered with D.Light Ltd (SolarAid) to sell discounted solar lamps to students and teachers in Tanzania, with the goal of providing an affordable, clean and healthy source of light and sharing information. We are looking for an organisation to help us monitor the effects of this partnership.

Does information lead to citizen action in education?

A study evaluating Uwezo found that information provision to communities alone does not change behaviour. This view is consistent with Uwezo's Theory of Change, which calls for an ecosystem of continually reinforcing messages and practical ideas of what citizens can do before change can happen. But it raises questions about what in fact can stimulate citizens to act.

Sauti za Wananchi

Sauti za Wananchi (Voices of Citizens) is a new initiative that uses mobile phones to regularly collect information from a broad cross-section of Tanzanian citizens. The initiative will allow survey data to be gathered quickly and efficiently, at low cost, to inform citizens of what's going on and to support policy-makers to be more responsive to the needs and aspirations of citizens.

Bibi steps in 2013 Calendar Tanzania

Twaweza's 2013 calendar is focused on health, featuring an unlikely hero. Can citizens really make a difference to the availability of medicines at their local health facilities? How do donkeys help doctors? And how far might a simple 'thank you' take you? Read on

Africa's first nationally representative mobile phone survey launched

Until now, the only types of data that have been available to provide insight into national realities are administrative or survey data. Administrative data often suffer from quality issues and survey data are costly in terms of resources and time. Sauti za Wananchi provides new infrastructure to address these challenges. A nationally representative sample of citizens can be contacted regularly through mobile phones, to provide opinions and report on local realities.
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