Contributor: Ben Taylor

Ben TaylorOpen Development Consultant for Twaweza. Also a blogger (in a personal capacity) at, co-coordinator of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) Open Development Working Group, co-editor of Tanzanian Affairs (the journal of the Britain Tanzania S
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Shujaaz.FM wins second Emmy award

Twaweza partner, Shujaaz.FM, was announced last month as the winner of the 2014 International Digital Emmy, for the children and youth category.

Uwezo East Africa Report launched

The latest report from Uwezo, covering learning assessments from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda is 2012, is now available. The report provides key comparative data on basic literacy and numeracy across the three countries.

Twaweza Head on CNN African Voices

Head of Twaweza, Rakesh Rajani, profiled on CNN African Voices. He speaks on the role and vision of Twaweza, education, accountability and how citizens can realize their aspirations.

Joint Letter: Accelerating progress on transparency at the GPEDC High Level Meeting

Along with more than 50 other organisations, networks and individuals, Twaweza has written to Ministers and heads of donor agencies/multilateral organisations, asking them to accelerate and deepen their own transparency commitments.

Can your child read and count? Paper presented to Conference of the Centre for the Study of African Economics, Oxford

Twaweza's Research Manager, Youdi Schipper, presented a paper on Uwezo findings to the March 2014 conference of the Centre for the Studies of African Economies, University of Oxford, UK.

How to measure success in Transparency & Accountability work?

Twaweza played a key role at the recent meeting of the international community of practice on transparency and accountability interventions (TALEARN) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Two presentations from Twaweza staff are shared here.

Money flows, water trickles

Although five times more money has been invested in the water sector per person between 1999 / 2000 and 2011 / 2012 - there has been no increase in access to water over the same period. Sauti za Wananchi releases this and other recent findings on water in Tanzania.
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