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RESOURCE LIBRARY

This is a large repository of publications, research papers, policy documents, reports, and a host of other useful information – authored by both internal and external contributors.

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Money, money, money

This brief presents data on Ugandan citizens’ experiences and views on matters of business and taxation.

Research Brief

Press Release

Round 1 dataset (STATA)

Round 1 datamap (Excel)

Round 2 dataset (STATA)

Round 2 datamap (Excel) 

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On the move?

This brief presents data on young Ugandans’ experiences and views on business matters.

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State of the nation 2022 | Dataset (STATA)

Sauti za Wananchi dataset (STATA) on the state of the nation, special surveys round 7, Jun-Jul 2022 and r6 2021; Base: all respondents, n=3,000

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State of the nation 2022 | Questionnaire

Sauti za Wananchi questionnaire on the state of the nation 2022. Base: all respondents, n=3,000

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State of the nation 2022 | Dataset (Excel)

Sauti za Wananchi dataset on the state of the nation, special surveys round 7, Jun-Jul 2022 and r6 2021; Base: all respondents, n=3,000

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State of the nation 2022 | Datamap

Sauti za Wananchi datamap on the state of the nation, special surveys round 7, Jun-Jul 2022 and r6 2021; Base: all respondents, n=3,000

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Citizens cite the economy as the biggest worry facing their households

The top three problems listed by citizens as the main problems facing their households are all economic concerns. Top of mind are rising prices and the cost of living (48%). Just under a third point to a lack of jobs and other income opportunities (29%), and a substantial number cite hunger and food shortages (26%).

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Wananchi wanataja uchumi kuwa ni tatizo kubwa zaidi linalosumbua kaya zao

Matatizo makubwa matatu yaliyotajwa kuwasumbua zaidi wananchi kwenye kaya zao yote ni matatizo ya kiuchumi. Kati ya hayo, tatizo kubwa zaidi ni kupanda kwa bei za bidhaa na gharama za maisha (48%).

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State of the nation 2022

This brief presents data on Tanzanian citizens’ experiences and opinions on the state of the nation. It includes a specific focus on citizens’ views and experiences of the mobile money transaction levy

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Uchumi na Tozo

Muhtasari huu unawasilisha takwimu kuhusu uzoefu na maoni ya wananchi wa Tanzania kuhusu hali ya taifa kati ya Oktoba 2021 na Julai 2022. Pia utafiti umejumuisha maoni na uzoefu wa wananchi kuhusu tozo za miamala ya fedha kwa njia ya simu.

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On the eve of the elections, Kenyans are ready to vote!

As the general elections approach, Kenyans in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu (Eldoret) and in six counties of the arid or semi-arid lands in the north and east know major details about the elections and they say they are registered and plan to vote.

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Heading for the polls

This brief presents data on citizens’ experiences and opinions on preparations for the election. Are citizens aware of key details of the election? Are they registered to vote and do they intend to vote?

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Twaweza Annual Report 2021

Learn about our 2021 work and the outcomes of our activities. In this report, you will read stories on the implementation of the key mission areas and how we have contributed to amplifying citizen voices and making governments more responsive in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

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The cost of living crisis

This brief reports how Ugandans face a growing livelihood crisis as prices for food and basic commodities rise sharply between April 2021 and April 2022.

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Ugandans face rapidly rising prices for essential goods

In October 2021, 24% of wealthier households and 55% of poorer households went without eating for a day, 37% of wealthier households and 66% of poorer households ran out of food in the household while 38% of wealthier households and 73% of poorer households had members who had to skip meals.

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Voices of the people Introducing the second Sauti za Wananchi panel

This brief introduces the new Sauti za Wananchi panel. Who are the respondents? Do they reflect the country’s diversity in terms of sex, age and geography? Do they have access to mobile phones and network coverage? How are phones used?

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#DemokrasiaYetu: Making politics fit for the future

Twaweza and other stakeholders were invited by the President’s #Democracy Task Force to submit ideas for concrete, achievable steps to kick start the process of political reform in Tanzania: to rebuild trust, fairness and engagement in our democracy. Read this analysis to learn more about our suggestions.

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Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2021

At Twaweza, we seek to practice what we preach and foster a culture of deep transparency. That is why our financial statements are subjected to independent audits each year. Check out what our audited financial statements reveal about our management.

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KiuFunza Insights: Voices of Pupils and Teachers

A minority of students (about 20%) are satisfied with only completing primary school. About 40% of girls and boys would like to complete secondary school, and about one in three students would like to complete university.

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KiuFunza Teacher Performance Pay

In these pilots, teachers are paid according to how much their students have learned: the more children in their class master basic skills (according to an independent test), the higher the performance bonus.

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Sauti za Walimu na Wanafunzi: Muhtasari wa utafiti wa KiuFunza

Wanafunzi wachache (karibu asilimia 20) wanaridhika na kuhitimu elimu ya msingi pekee.Takriban asilimia 40 ya wasichana na wavulana wangependa kuhitimu elimu ya sekondari, na karibu mwanafunzi mmoja kati ya watatu angependa kumaliza chuo kikuu.

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KiuFunza: Malipo ya walimu kulingana na utendaji

Mfumo wa KiuFunza unawalenga walimu wa Darasa la I, II na III, kwa sababu walimu hawa ndio wenye wajibu wa kufundisha KKK na wana madarasa yenye wanafunzi wengi zaidi.

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Teacher incentive program helps over 26,000 pupils to improve in Kiswahili and Mathematics

KiuFunza is an intervention in which bonus payments to teachers based on student learning have been systematically tested since 2013 in order to inform government policy. KiuFunza has had three phases so far, each time incorporating new elements to develop the most cost effective, impactful intervention possible.

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Mpango wa motisha kwa walimu umesaidia wanafunzi zaidi ya 26,000 kuboresha ujuzi wa Kiswahili na Hesabu

KiuFunza ni mpango unaotoa bakshishi kwa walimu kulingana na matokeo ya ujifunzaji wa wanafunzi wao. Mpango huu umefanyiwa majaribio makini tangu mwaka 2013 ili kuzitaarifu sera za serikali. KiuFunza imepitia awamu tatu hadi sasa, kila awamu imekuwa ikibuni vipengele vipya ili kuboresha utekelezaji wake na matokeo yanayopatikana.

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Press Freedom in East Africa: Citizens’ perspective

Overall support for media freedom in East Africa has risen and fallen over recent years.

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#BreakTheBias

This data packet presents citizens’ experiences and opinions on gender issues in Uganda.

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On International Women’s Day, Sauti za Wananchi data show that women face multiple challenges that inhibit their opportunities

Half of the citizens reported that in their communities, physical violence (51%), emotional violence (51%) and sexual violence or assault (46%) got worse during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Half of Makueni residents have a male friend who commits physical violence against their female partner

Half of Makueni residents (47%) say they have a male friend who commits physical violence against their female spouse or partner. Among them, half (24% of citizens) have challenged this behaviour, one out of four (10% of citizens) have not challenged the behaviour but expressed willingness to do so while the rest (12%) are not willing to question their friends.

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Gender attitudes and norms

This report presents data on Makueni residents’ attitudes and practices on gender and related matters. Who generally takes which decisions, and who takes on which roles and responsibilities within the home?

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Voter registration, intention to vote is markedly lower than during the same period in 2017

Seven out of ten Kenyans (71%) say they are likely to vote in the upcoming elections while one out of 10 are not sure (11%) and the remaining two out of ten (18%) are not registered or do not intend to vote.

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Election choices

This brief explores questions around electoral choices among Kenyan citizens. What do citizens see as important
when choosing who to vote for? And what issues do they think should be prioritised?

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Ready to vote?

This brief presents data on citizens’ experience and opinions on preparations for the August 2022 election.

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Wananchi na Viongozi Wilayani Maswa wanashirikiana kuleta mabadiliko

Kwa kutumia mbinu inayojulikana kama uraghbishi, Twaweza na KASODEFO zilifanya kazi ya kuwabaini na kutoa mafunzo kwa mawakala wa mabadiliko ya jamii, kufanya utafiti shirikishi na makundi mbalimbali ndani ya jamii, kuandaa na kutekeleza mipangokazi ya pamoja kuyashughulikia masuala yaliyoibuliwa.

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Artists call for fair distribution of royalties according to the law

The Creative Industry Network Tanzania (CINT), in partnership with Twaweza, is calling for the government and COSOTA to review their approach to the distribution of royalties to artists.

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Wasanii wataka mgao wa mirabaha uwe wa haki na kwa mujibu wa sheria

Mtandao wa Sekta ya Ubunifu Tanzania Ujulikanao kama “The Creative Industry Network Tanzania(CINT), kwa kushirikiana na Twaweza, wanatoa wito kwa serikali na Chama cha Hakimiliki Tanzania (COSOTA kuangalia upya utaratibu wao wa kugawa mirabaha kwa wasanii.

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Wananchi na viongozi wa kijamii huko Pangani wanafanya kazi pamoja kuleta mabadiliko

Twaweza inafanya kazi na Pangani Coast Paralegal (PACOPA), mamlaka ya serikali za mitaa na wakazi wa Pangani kuboresha ushirikiano kati ya wananchi na mamlaka mbalimbali ili kwa pamoja waweze kuboresha huduma, kuimarisha uwezo wa serikali za mitaa na kuboresha ushiriki wa wananchi.

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Twaweza Annual Plan 2022

Check out our 2022 annual plan!

Collectively our three strategic mission areas aim to address two connected problems: a) limited citizen agency and b) deteriorating basic conditions for meaningful citizen participation, including the freedoms of expression, association and assembly.

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7 out of 10 citizens say doing business in Kenya is difficult

7 out of 10 citizens say doing business in Kenya is difficult. Also, citizens see economic issues as the largest challenges facing their area and the country.

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Being in business

A strong business environment is one of the keys to a thriving economy. This brief presents data on citizens’ experiences and opinions on matters relating to owning and running a business in Kenya.

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Taxing matters

Taxes play a vital role in national development. They pay for the public services that we all benefit from, including schools, hospitals, police and infrastructure. This brief presents data on Kenyan citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on matters relating to taxation.

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The state of Kenya

This brief presents data on citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on matters relating to the state of the country.

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What’s going on in our schools?

Citizens have no expectation that the education system will actually teach children the skills it is supposed to.

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Women and health

This factsheet presents the views and behaviours of Ugandan citizens in the health sector, with a particular focus on women’s experiences

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Seeking treatment

This factsheet presents the views and behaviour of Ugandan citizens dealing with health problems.

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Taking action against the Coronavirus

This factsheet presents the experiences of residents of Kampala, Kyotera, Tororo in response to Covid-19, including actions taken to prevent transmission of the virus.

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Mental wellbeing in a crisis

This factsheet presents the experiences of Ugandan citizens and Kampala residents on various forms of stress during Covid-19.

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Annual Report 2020

Highlights from our work in 2020 – challenges, failures, successes and insights

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Vaccine willingness?

This factsheet presents Kampala residents’ views on vaccinations against Covid-19.

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Vaccine willingness in Tororo district?

This factsheet presents Tororo residents’ views on vaccinations against Covid-19

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Trust in herbal remedies

This factsheet presents Kampala residents’ experiences and opinions on the use of herbal remedies to combat Covid-19.

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Amendment of the Statistics Act (2015)

It is worth noting that elements of the amended act remain open to competing perspectives, depending on one’s vantage point. As one among several interested parties to this discussion, this is our take

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Analysis of the Political Parties (Amendment) Act, 2018

We are deeply concerned by the unnecessary criminalization of the basic duties and responsibilities of political parties and other actors, combined with excessively punitive measures without provisions for due process in the Act.

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Brief Analysis of Media Services Bill 2016

This short paper analyses the Media Service Bill, as published in September 2016, with the objective of putting forward recommendations for how the bill can be improved.

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Views on the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, 2017

Submission of collected views on the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations, 2017 by the Coalition on the Right to Information

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Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2020

Twaweza’s financial statements are subjected to independent audit each year. Once approved by the Board, these are disclosed to the public.

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The Written Laws Miscellaneous Amendments (No. 8) Act, 2019 | Analysis

Amendments to fourteen different laws are proposed. Of these, brief checks confirm that eleven are not as
such, directly relevant to Twaweza’s work, and therefore are not included in the analysis in this note.

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Vaccine willingness in Kyotera district?

This factsheet presents Kyotera residents’ views on vaccinations against Covid-19.

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Access to Information Guide

The Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) and Twaweza have come together to produce and launch access to information guide for civil servants to enable them to meet their legal obligations under the Access to Information Act

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World Press Freedom Day 2021

This data packet presents citizens’ experiences and opinions on the media in Uganda.

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How is Corona reshaping Ugandan society?

This brief presents data on Ugandan citizens’ experiences and views on the social impacts of the pandemic.

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Covid-19 in vulnerable districts

This brief focussed on key points of entry – Kampala, the destination for most air travellers, and Tororo and Kyotera districts, on the borders of Kenya and Tanzania respectively.

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Annual Plan 2021

Twaweza’s plans for 2021

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Urban Casual Workers Infographic

Casual workers in urban areas are hardest hit by the economic impact of the Coronavirus

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Living with Coronavirus

Kenyan citizens’ opinions and experiences on the economic effects of COVID-19

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Casual workers in urban areas are hardest hit by the economic impact of the Coronavirus

1 out of 3 have lost their source of income, and 8 out of 10 have less than a week of food at home

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Feeding the nation

Do households engage in some form of agriculture? Is this their main source of income or a secondary source? Do they own land? And have they experienced any recent land disputes?

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Living with Coronavirus

Households which depend on casual work, generally concentrated in urban areas especially big cities, are by far the hardest hit by crises of food and income caused by the Coronavirus.

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Responding to Coronavirus

This brief focuses on three vulnerable districts in Uganda. The city of Kampala is vulnerable due to its dense population and high levels of movement.

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Coping with Coronavirus

Most citizens (85%) report that their household has faced lost income or other financial constraints due to the Coronavirus. Citizens have also been affected by increased food prices (28%) and reduced interaction with friends (23%).

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Eight out of ten (85%) Kenyan households have lost income or are facing financial constraints due to Covid-19

And seven out of ten (68%) say they are eating less during the past month

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47% of Ugandan households depend on agriculture to survive

In urban areas, people depend equally on crop farming and casual labour for their income

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Livelihoods Under Corona: livelihoods and agriculture

In rural households, growing and selling crops is the main source of income for almost half of households. At the same time 1 out of 5 (22%) depend on casual labour for income, similar to urban areas.

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Livelihoods Under Corona: livelihoods and inequality

COVID-19 takes its toll on Ugandan’s pockets: households are spending 30% less compared to January.

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Coping with Coronavirus questionnaire

Sauti za Wananchi Kenya, special panel, Round 1 – questionnaire

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COVID-19 takes its toll on Ugandan’s pockets: households are spending 30% less compared to January

On average, Ugandans report that their households spend UGX 10,800 per day, down from UGX 14,100 in January of this year. The drop has been sharper in rural areas than urban

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Ndoa za Utotoni Tanzania

Nchini Tanzania, wasichana 2 kati ya 5 wameolewa kabla ya kutimiza umri wa miaka 18. Nchi inaweza kuwa inapoteza kiasi cha Tsh milioni 637 kila mwaka (ilikadiriwa, 2015) kwa sababu ya ndoa za utotoni.

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Child Marriage in Tanzania

In Tanzania, 2 out of 5 girls are married before they reach 18. The country could be losing as much as TZS 635 million per year (est. 2015) due to child marriage.

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Annual Plan 2020

Looking forward to the year ahead – Twaweza’s plans for 2020

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Annual Report 2019

Highlights from our work in 2019 – challenges, failures, successes and insights

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Teacher and Parental Perceptions of Performance Pay in Education: Evidence from Tanzania

Teacher opinions regarding performance pay from a large experimental evaluation that included three interventions: a school grants program, a teacher performance pay program, and a combination of both programs.

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Coping with crisis

This brief presents data on Ugandan citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on matters relating to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Demokrasia Yetu: Kazi za Vyama vya Siasa

Je vyama vya siasa vina kazi gani? Msikie Mhe Zitto Kabwe na Mhe John Shibuda wakizungumzia kazi ya vyama vya siasa nchini

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Je, Vyama vya Siasa Tanzania Vina Kazi Gani?

Wasikie Mhe Zitto Kabwe na Mhe John Shibuda wakizungumzia kazi ya vyama vya siasa nchini

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Ndoa za utotoni hupunguza ubora wa maisha kwa wasichana wadogo na watoto wao, na kuathiri vibaya uchumi wa taifa kwa ujumla

Katika kuadhimisha Siku ya Wanawake Duniani 2020, vijana wawili wanaharakati wa kitanzania wamezindua filamu yao kuhusu ndoa za utotoni kwa kushirikiana na Msichana Initiativena Twaweza.

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Child marriage leads to lower life quality for young girls and their children, and negatively affects the economy as a whole

To mark International Women’s Day 2020, two young Tanzanian activists have launched a film on child marriages in partnership with Msichana Initiative and Twaweza.

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Critical review of Twaweza

The overall feedback on Twaweza is positive. The organization is considered to be one of the most reliable and powerful CSOs in the country.

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Uwezo Tanzania 2019: Are Our Children Learning?

Uwezo’s seventh annual learning assessment which tested skills among thousands of children on Mainland Tanzania

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Uwezo Tanzania 2019: Kiswahili literacy is improving steadily according to the latest Uwezo data

But inequalities continue to be a major challenge, affecting learning outcomes

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Active and Engaged

Fewer than half of citizens say they have attended a public meeting in the last year

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Uwezo Uganda 2019: Learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy have remained low, with little, if any, signs of improvement

A new Uwezo report reveals a decline in literacy and numeracy levels of Primary 3 to Primary 6 pupils.

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Learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy have remained low, with little, if any, signs of improvement

A new Uwezo report reveals a decline in literacy and numeracy levels of Primary 3 to Primary 6 pupils.

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Mchango wa Asasi za Kiraia katika Uchumi wa Tanzania

Je, ni upi mchango wa asasi za kiraia katika uchumi wa Tanzania? Mtazame Aidani Eyakuze, Mkurugenzi wa Twaweza akieleza wakati wa Wiki ya Azaki 2019

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Three out of four Ugandans see village representatives as the best way to influence government

Despite seeing local government as a conduit for raising their views, 2 out of 5 citizens (44%) report that they attended a public meeting in the past year.

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press-release publicationsadvocacy-and-engagement sauti-za-wananchi voice-and-participationenglishuganda2019
Between paper and practice

Civil servants themselves indicate that, while citizens can engage in processes to make their needs known, priority is given to proposals from public officials themselves.

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Leaving no one behind data

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 11, 2019 – data

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Leaving no one behind datamap

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 11, 2019 – datamap

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Leaving no one behind questionnaire

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 11, 2019 – questionnaire

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Leaving no one behind

4 out of 10 Ugandans (40%) say their access to clean and safe water has improved over the last 12 months, the same portion as say their access has stayed the same (39%) and twice the number that say their access has gotten worse (20%).

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Leaving no one behind

4 out of 10 Ugandans (40%) say their access to clean and safe water has improved over the last 12 months, the same portion as say their access has stayed the same (39%) and twice the number that say their access has gotten worse (20%).

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Majority of households in Uganda access water from an improved source

But there are significant disparities, particularly in terms of access to piped water, between urban and rural areas, and poorer and wealthier households

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press-release publicationsadvocacy-and-engagement sauti-za-wananchi voice-and-participationenglishuganda2019
Uwezo Uganda 2019: Are Our Children Learning- Refugee Contexts?

A specially adapted Uwezo learning assessment for refugee settlements

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Uwezo Uganda 2019: Are Our Children Learning?

Periodic, independent evaluations of performance can contribute to the accountability of educational systems

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Uwezo Uganda 2019: Are our children learning beyond the basic skills?

A specially adapted Uwezo learning assessment to assess beyond basic skills

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Wanawake wakieleza wanavyoteswa na Teleza, Kigoma

Wanawake mkoani Kigoma wameendelea kunyanyasika kwa kubakwa na watu wajulikanao kama Teleza

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Zitto Kabwe Kuhusu Uwazi na Uwajibikaji

Kubanwa kwa uwazi sasa hivi, kubanwa kwa taasisi za kiuwajibikaji sasa hivi kufanya kazi zao….kutatupa miaka kadhaa ya kutokushughulikia matatizo ambayo yatakuwa yameibuliwa sasa hivi

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Health Check datamap

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 7, 2018 – datamap

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Health Check data

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 7, 2018 – data

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Health Check questionnaire

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 7, 2018 – questionnaire

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Health Check

Three out of ten Ugandans have experienced an accident or injury in the past six months, either personally (4%) or through a friend (12%) or household member (16%).

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Three out of four injuries or accidents in Uganda happen on the road

Half of all injuries or accidents are related to boda-bodas

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Uwezo East Africa: data on learning

Hundreds and thousands of data points from six years of the Uwezo Annual Learning Assessment. The data are free for researchers and others stakeholders to download on a not-for-profit basis.

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Under less pressure?

Poor and less well educated households are much more likely to engage in livestock farming while wealthier and better educated households are more likely to be formally employed.

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1 out of 4 Kenyans depend on casual employment

They are most likely to suffer from food stress and insufficient incomes

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Mabadiliko matano muhimu: Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa

Maeneo matano muhimu yanayohitaji marekebisho katika Mabadiliko ya Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa, 2018

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Statement on Proposed Amendments: Political Parties Act

We seek to add our views and voices to the debate with a view to finding a constructive way forward, which both safeguards our young, hard-won democracy while allowing for appropriate regulation of the registration of political parties.

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Tamko kuhusu Marekebisho yanayopendekezwa: Sheria ya Vyama vya Siasa

Tunatoa maoni na kupaza sauti yetu kwenye mjadala unaoendelea tukiwa na lengo la kutafuta njia bora ya kusonga mbele, ambayo italinda demokrasia yetu changa huku ikipatikana njia sahihi ya kusimamia usajili wa vyama vya siasa.

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The Big Four Agenda

Despite some positive indications in citizens’ views about corruption management, 8 out of 10 Kenyans (77%) cite corruption as the main reason why the government’s agenda may not succeed.

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9 out of 10 Kenyans are dissatisfied with the country’s economic management

And 8 out of 10 say corruption might hinder success of the government’s Big Four Agenda

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Sauti za Wananchi: Uganda 2018, Round 5, Livelihoods Questionnaire

Questionnaire for Uganda.

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8 out of 10 citizens (79%) say mobile money services are too expensive

6 out of 10 citizens who are aware of the new tax on these services have reduced their transactions as a result

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Uwezo Tanzania 2019: Muhtasari – Je, watoto wetu wanajifunza?

Asilimia ya watoto wa darasa la 3 ambao waliweza kusoma hadithi fupi ya Kiswahili imeongezeka mara mbili zaidi kati ya mwaka 2011 na 2017

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Annual Report 2018: Highlights

Highlights from our work in 2018 – challenges, failures, successes and insights

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Annual Report 2018

Highlights from our work in 2018 – challenges, failures, successes and insights

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Civic Space in Uganda

Civic space is closing around the world – Twaweza attempts to capture the trends in the countries in which we work

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Tazama wanawake wakieleza wanavyoteswa na #Teleza

Wanawake mkoani Kigoma wameendelea kunyanyasika kwa kubakwa na watu wajulikanao kama #Teleza.

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Grading the nation datamap

Sauti za Wananchi Kenya, round 23, 2018 – datamap

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Grading the nation data

Sauti za Wananchi Kenya, round 23, 2018 – data

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Grading the nation questionnaire

Sauti za Wananchi Kenya, round 23, 2018 – questionnaire

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Grading the nation

Seven out of ten Kenyans (71%) say they are not satisfied overall with the direction in which the country is heading; half of these blame economic issues for this view.

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Banking, mobile money and taxes data

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 8, 2018 – data

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Banking, mobile money and taxes questionnaire

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 8, 2018 – questionnaire

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Banking, mobile money and taxes

A majority of citizens (79%) say that they think mobile money services are too expensive. This is compared to 3 out of 10 (32%) who said the same one year before.

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The challenges of public agency in public primary schooling

The initiative was born to bring together local level stakeholders (pupils, parents, teachers and leaders) to collectively find solutions to challenges facing the education sector in their communities using existing spaces and platforms (village barazas, parent meetings, school government).

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4 out of 5 Ugandan households say their household income does not cover their daily expenses

Half of Uganda’s households have members that have dropped out of school for financial reasons

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More food, less money data

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 8, 2018 – data

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More food, less money questionnaire

Sauti za Wananchi Uganda, round 8, 2018 – questionnaire

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More food, less money

This brief reports that if given a cash injection of UGX 350,000 from the government, on average Ugandans are likely to spend close to half of it (44%) on starting or growing a business, 18% on agriculture and 13% on school fees.

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Infusing Data into Jumuiya Discussions

One out of three Jumuiya leaders (33%) report having taken action based on the recommendations in the guides.

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NJOO TUONGEE Usalama na ACP Barnabas Mwakalukwa

Watu wako salama? Njoo tuongee na msemaji wa Jeshi la Polisi

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NJOO TUONGEE Mazingira na Muungano na Mh January Makamba

Je, kuna changamoto gani katika maswala ya mazingira na muungano? Njoo tuongee.

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NJOO TUONGEE Changamoto za Upatikanaji wa Maji na Prof Kitila Mkumbo

Je, upatikanaji wa maji mtaani kwako bado ni changamoto? Njoo tuongee na Prof Kitila Mkumbo kupata majibu

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NJOO TUONGEE Usimamizi wa Serikali za Mitaa na Mh. Selemani Jaffo

Je, unaelewa majukumu ya TAMISEMI? Njoo tuongee na Mh. Selemani Jaffo kufahamu zaidi.

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NJOO TUONGEE Uwajibikaji wa Serikali za Mitaa na Ludovick Utouh

Je, tuongee uwajibikaji serikali za mitaa chini ya TAMISEMI.

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2 out of 3 Kenyans say cost of living is the biggest problem for their households

2 out of 3 Kenyans say cost of living is the biggest problem for their households

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NJOO TUONGEE Haki ya kupata habari na Dr Harrison Mwakyembe

Je, unafahamu kwamba kupata habari ni haki yako? Njoo tuongee na Waziri Harrison Mwakyembe akijibu maswali ya wananchi

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Mapambano dhidi ya Rushwa vs Uwazi

Mapambano dhidi ya rushwa na kufanya mambo kwa siri vinaendana?

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Annual Plan 2019

Looking forward to the year ahead – Twaweza’s plans for 2019.

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Twaweza Strategy 2019-2022

After a breathless four years of implementing our 2015-2018 strategy, it is that time again. Twaweza is proud and pleased to present our strategy for 2019 to 2022

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Sowing the seeds of change

Twaweza East Africa piloted an approach to catalyze public agency at the sub-national level in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, with the education sector as an entry point, and the issue of teacher and pupil absenteeism as the problem in focus

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Tanzanian’s views on Twaweza

One out of four Tanzanians (27%) have heard of Twaweza, and most of them understand what Twaweza does.

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Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2018

Twaweza’s financial statements are subjected to independent audit each year. Once approved by the Board, these are disclosed to the public.

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Uwezo Uganda 2018: Are Our Children Learning (beyond basics)?

Learning levels among the Primary 5 and 6 pupils in English and Mathematics are low across the assessed districts.

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Governance and Management Policy

This manual has been prepared to ensure transparent and accountable governance and management of Twaweza.

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Finance and Administration Manual

These regulations contain the basic principles, policies and regulations that are to guide Twaweza East Africa’s financial and administration operations

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Human Resource (HR) Manual

This manual has been prepared to enable the application of fair, consistent and equitable terms and conditions for all employees

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Program Policies

The Program Policies will form the basis from which operational standards are developed and updated.

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Vivian Jesse – kutoka Divisheni 0 mpaka Divisheni 1

Je, mazingira ya kujifunzia yana mchango gani katika kujifunza kwa mtoto? Tazama mwanafunzi Vivian akielezea jinsi mazingira yalivyobadilisha matokeo yake ya kujifunza.

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Tazama Aisha akielezea maisha na matarajio yake

Takwimu mbalimbali kutoka kwa wananchi zinatuletea hadithi ya Aisha, mwanamke mtanzania, na mapambano yake ya kila siku.

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Aisha akielezea maisha na matarajio yake kitakwimu

Aisha ni mwanamke mtanzania, msikilize akieleza maisha yake

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videoadvocacy-and-engagementkiswahilitanzania2017
A fair slice?

An overwhelming majority of Kenyans (95%) think that the gap between rich and poor is too big, and a similar number feel it is the government’s job to reduce this gap (85%).

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Makala ya Ufunguo: Elimu bure au Elimu Bora?

Je, mzazi ana mchango gani katika elimu ya mtoto?

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Nahodha wa meli yetu wenyewe

Wananchi wanaelewa nini kuhusu “ushiriki”, na kwa kiwango gani wanashiriki kwenye mikutano ya hadhara? Je, wananchi wanafikiri wanawezaje kutoa maoni na malalamiko yao kwa serikali?

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Kuwapasha viongozi

Wananchi wanaelewa nini kuhusu demokrasia, katiba na uchochezi? Je, wanaona mabadiliko yoyote kwenye uhuru wa kujumuika na uhuru wa maoni katika miaka michache iliyopita?

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Speaking truth to power?

What do citizens understand by key terms such as democracy, constitution and sedition? Do they perceive any change in freedom of assembly and freedom of expression in the last few years?

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Captains of their own ship?

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 decisions.

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#MbungeLive: Mwananchi, Mbunge na Uwajibikaji – Hussein Bashe

Tazama Mbunge wa Nzega akionesha jinsi anavyowatumikia wananchi wake

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Sauti za Mtaani: Changamoto katika sekta ya Elimu

#SautiZaMtaani ni mahojiano mbalimbali ya wananchi kuhusu changamoto wanazokutana nazo katika maisha yao ya kila siku.

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videoadvocacy-and-engagement sauti-za-wananchikiswahilitanzania2018
6 out of 10 citizens say freedom for opposition parties, civil society and the media has declined over the past three years

Across a range of indicators of democracy, the majority of citizens say there is less freedom now than there was three years ago.

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Wananchi 6 kati ya 10 wanasema uhuru wa vyama vya upinzani, asasi za kiraia na vyombo vya habari umepungua ndani ya kipindi cha miaka mitatu iliyopita

Wanapotathmini viashiria mbalimbali vya demokrasia, wananchi wengi wanasema uhuru umepungua katika kipindi cha miaka mitatu iliyopita

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Three out of four Ugandans have access to clean water

But differences in access to water between rural and urban areas remain stark.

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Clean and safe?

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

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Ugandans’ perceptions of refugees

In all three countries; Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda the majority of citizens still have little or no interaction with refugees.

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Kenyans’ perceptions of refugees

In all three countries; Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda the majority of citizens still have little or no interaction with refugees.

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Tanzanians’ perceptions of refugees

In all three countries; Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda the majority of citizens still have little or no interaction with refugees.

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Elimu Bora au Bora Elimu?

Mitazamo ya wananchi kuhusu elimu bure imebadilika kwa kiasi kikubwa ndani ya miaka 12 iliyopita.

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4 out of 5 citizens do not think senior government officials, the wealthy or politicians will be punished according to the law for committing crime

But 9 out of 10 think that ordinary citizens will be.

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Elimu bora au bora elimu

Wazazi wengi huzingatia zaidi viwango vya juu vya ufaulu wa shule husika (asilimia 72) na walimu wanaojituma (asilimia 72 pia) wakati wa kuchagua shule za sekondari kwa ajili ya watoto wao.

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Parents see shortages of teachers as the biggest challenge in education

But most parents know little about school financing, recent education reforms and learning.

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Twaweza in the News 2017

Across the three countries, radio remains the main platform on which Twaweza is covered the most.

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monitoring-brief publicationsadvocacy-and-engagement learning-and-strategyenglishregional2018
How to Find Love – Partnering 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 there, by asking questions and testing your assumptions to make your work stronger.

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9 out of 10 citizens want to raise education standards, even if it means paying fees

In 2005, 6 out of 10 citizens preferred fee-free education even if it meant standards were low.

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Wananchi 9 kati ya 10 wanataka viwango vya elimu viboreshwe, hata kama itawalazimu kulipa ada

Mitazamo ya wananchi kuhusu elimu bure imebadilika kwa kiasi kikubwa ndani ya miaka 12 iliyopita.

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#MbungeLive: Mwananchi, Mbunge na Uwajibikaji – John Heche

Tazama Mbunge wa Tarime akionesha jinsi anavyowatumikia wananchi wake

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videoadvocacy-and-engagementkiswahilitanzania2018
For free or fees?

Very few parents appear concerned with low school fees (6%) and distance to schools (18%) when choosing secondary schools. Instead, the majority of parents report being influenced by secondary school exam pass marks and teacher motivation (both at 72%).

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Annual Report 2017

Highlights from our work in 2017 – challenges, failures, successes and insights

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7 out of 10 citizens strongly support media freedoms

9 out of 10 support the right to criticize leaders and the majority of citizens actively seek government information.

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On tap?

Rural households need on average 45 minutes to collect water, up from 37 minutes in 2016. For three out of ten households (30%), collecting water takes at least an hour and for one out of twenty households (5%) it takes at least three hours.

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What is going on in our schools?

8 out of 10 citizens (81%) think that they have a role to play in improving the quality of education in the country.

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Frankly Speaking

7 out of 10 citizens (72%) think that the news media should investigate and report on government mistakes and corruption.

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Urban, rural divides in access to water: twice as many rural households use surface water and twice as many urban households access piped water

For 1 out of 20 rural households, collecting water takes at least three hours.

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Sauti za Wanachi Uganda: How does It work?

A simplified view of the methodology for our pioneering Sauti za Wananchi mobile phone survey.

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Je, Jukumu la mzazi ni lipi kwa elimu ya mtoto?

Je, wazazi wanaonaje swala zima la kuchangia michango shuleni?

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videoadvocacy-and-engagement voice-and-participationkiswahilitanzania2018
Demokrasia Yetu: Funguka – Rushwa na Uwazi

Mapambano dhidi ya rushwa na kufanya mambo kwa siri vinaendana?

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videoadvocacy-and-engagement voice-and-participationkiswahilitanzania2018
Zaidi ya nusu ya watanzania hawajisikii huru kumkosoa Rais, Makamu wa Rais na Waziri mkuu

Zaidi ya nusu ya watanzania hawajisikii huru kumkosoa Rais, Makamu wa Rais na Waziri Mkuu; hata hivyo wananchi 8 kati ya 10 wanasema wanapaswa kuwa huru kumkosoa Rais na serikali

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Learning Note 13: A Twist on Performance Theory

To understand better the mechanisms of how an individual-performance based initiative KiuFunza interacted with the school’s collective, we conducted in-depth qualitative research in the 10 schools participating in KiuFunza in the Mbozi district in Tanzania.

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Aidan Eyakuze: Afisa Mawasiliano Ni Daraja Kati ya Serikali na Wananchi

Afisa mawasiliano ana jukumu la kumvusha mwananchi kutoka kwenye giza la mkanganyiko wa sintofahamu kwenda kwenye hali ya nuru na uhakika.

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8 out of 10 citizens think they should be free to criticize the President and government

But more than half do not feel free to criticize the President, Vice President and Prime Minister.

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Not to that extent?

The majority of citizens do not feel free to criticise the President (60%), the Vice President (54%) and the Prime Minister (51%).

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Under Pressure

More than half of Ugandans mention poverty and food insecurity as the main problems facing their households.

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Ugandans often go hungry and a majority do not have enough income to meet their daily needs

And 8 out of 10 are not happy with how the economy is being managed.

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press-release publicationsadvocacy-and-engagement sauti-za-wananchi voice-and-participationenglishuganda2018
Teacher Incentives in Public Schools: Do they improve learning in Tanzania?

The performance pay learning impact was studied in a nationally representative sample of 180 schools (60 schools randomly selected into each of the two incentive pay programs, and 60 control schools). The evaluation finds that both types of teacher performance pay systems improved student test scores.

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Annual Plan 2018

Looking forward to the year ahead – Twaweza’s plans for 2018.

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Are we safer?

Kenyans are slightly more optimistic about the security situation compared to last year. Four out of ten (42%) say the security situation in their area has improved over the past three months, compared to 38% who said the same in 2016.

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Management Letter 2018

The audit was done according to the international standards on auditing

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development | 2017 report

The 2017 edition focuses on privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality.

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Twaweza Efficiency Audit Report 2017

An audit of our policies and systems

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Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2017

Full transparency on all our income and expenditure in 2017

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Learning Outcomes: the measure of progress for Uganda’s education

Schooling, whether we like it or not, is not just about academic performance but it has an impact on the child’s social and emotional well-being and health and other aspects of his/her development

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We the people: Ugandans’ views on governance, information and citizen engagement

One out of ten Ugandans owns a smart phone and is a member of at least one social network, mostly Facebook. This is one of three briefs produced to mark the launch of Sauti za Wananchi in Uganda.

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We the people: Ugandan citizens’ livelihoods

Ugandans live in households with an average of five members; half of these households have earthen floors. This is one of three briefs produced to mark the launch of Sauti za Wananchi in Uganda.

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We the people: Ugandans’ experiences of public service delivery

The majority of Ugandans name health as one of the three most pressing challenges for the country (59%) and their own household (55%). This is one of three briefs produced to mark the launch of Sauti za Wananchi in Uganda.

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Sauti za Wananchi Uganda: Timely and nationally-representative data

Collecting nationally representative data through mobile phones

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Ministers: there are 2,000 citizens on the line

Ugandans talk service delivery through a new nationally representative mobile phone survey.

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Ugandans’ views on governance, information and citizen engagement

1 out of 10 Ugandans is a member of at least one social network, mostly Facebook .

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Ugandan citizens’ livelihoods

Over half of Ugandans live in houses with earthen floors.

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Ugandans’ experiences of public service delivery

Parents report teacher and equipment issues as the main problems affecting their children’s schooling.

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Striking an unhealthy note

Far fewer Kenyan citizens are using government health facilities in 2017 (47%) compared to 2016 (74%). Citizens using private or NGO facilities rose at the same time from 16% in 2016 to 34% in 2017.

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The number of citizens using government health facilities has dropped significantly

Citizens are also less satisfied with their experience at the health facility they normally use.

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85% of citizens say there is less corruption in the country today compared to five years ago

Citizens report being asked for bribes much less in all service sectors compared to 2014.

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Asilimia 85 ya wananchi wanaripoti kuwa rushwa imepungua nchini ukilinganisha na miaka mitano iliyopita

Wananchi wanasema viwango vya kuombwa rushwa vimepungua katika sekta zoteukilinganisha na mwaka 2014.

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Unfinished business?

A full 2 out of 3 Tanzanians (67%) think that it is important for the country to get a new constitution.

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Wananchi wawili kati ya watatu wanasema Tanzania inahitaji katiba mpya

Nusu ya wananchi wanasema mchakato wa katiba uanze upya na tume mpya.

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Two out of three citizens think Tanzania needs a new constitution

Half of citizens think the constitutional process should start again with a new commission.

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The untouchables?

Almost 9 out of 10 citizens (85%) think that the level of corruption has declined compared to five years ago. In contrast, in 2014, 8 out of 10 (78%) said that there was more corruption than 10 years ago.

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Zege limelala

Wananchi 7 kati ya 10 wanafahamu kuhusu mchakato wa mabadiliko ya katiba.

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Hawashikiki

Nusu ya wananchi wanasema posho zinazotolewa kwa watumishi wa umma baada ya kuhudhuria vikao ni rushwa.

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Only 1 out of 10 citizens think national or county governments consider their opinions in decision-making

But 9 out of 10 citizens express strong support for devolution.

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Is government closer to the people?

When it comes to both national and county governments, only 1 in 10 citizens think their opinions are considered in decision making to a large extent.

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Uwezo Uganda 2017: Survey Tool

The survey tool for the pilot of the Uwezo learning assessment in four refugee hosting districts of Adjumani, Arua, Isingiro and Yumbe.

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Wananchi wengi wanatumia vituo vya afya vya serikali na husubiri chini ya saa moja kumuona daktari

Wananchi wanapopata majeraha ama kuugua, 6 kati ya 10 (61%) huendakatika kituo cha afya cha serikali. Kiwango hiki kimeongezeka kutoka 45% mwaka 2014.

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More citizens are using public health facilities and waiting for less than an hour to see a doctor

At the same time,7 out of 10 say that the lack of medicines and supplies is a challenge.

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Katiba ni Mali na zao la Wananchi – Ado Shaibu

Je, Katiba ni mali ya nani?

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Afya Kwanza

Wagonjwa 7 kati ya 10 walioenda katika vituo vya afya vya serikali miezi mitatu iliyopita wamekutana na upungufu wa dawa na vifaa tiba.

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Feedback on curriculum analysis in Tanzania

As part of our Basic Education portfolio, Twaweza is undertaking a rigorous process of curriculum analysis in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

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Nusu ya watanzania wanasema usalama umeimarika ndani ya kipindi cha mwaka mmoja uliopita

Kuna mtazamo wa jumla miongoni mwa wananchi kuwa usalama nchini umeimarika katika kipindi cha mwaka mmoja uliopita kama inavyooneshwa na zaidi ya nusu ya wananchi hao (asilimia 53)

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Half of citizens feel security in there area has improved over the last year

Yet 4 out of 10 have witnessed violence in public in the past year.

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Safety first?

One out of two citizens (53%) say the security situation in their neighbourhood has improved over the past year, 37% say it has stayed the same while 10% think it has gotten worse.

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Hapa Usalama Tu

Muhtasari huu umebeba takwimu kuhusu maoni ya wananchi juu ya usalama, polisi na haki nchini Tanzania

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Four out of ten (44%) citizens think that Kenya is not very democratic

Another four out of ten citizens do not know what democracy is.

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The end of the beginning?

Over the past two years, however, citizens’ priorities have shifted substantially. In 2015, 34% of citizens cited poverty or economic challenges as one of their top three priority areas for the country compared to 60% mentioning this in 2017.

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Constitution, Devolution and Inclusion

Overall four out of ten citizens in Kenya think democracy in the country is being practiced to a small extent (40%) or not at all (4%), while a similar number (43%) do not know what democracy means.

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Matarajio na matokeo

Wananchi wametaja umasikini/hali ngumu ya kiuchumi kama tatizo kuu linaloikabili Tanzania kwa sasa.

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Wananchi 7 kati ya 10 wanaukubali utendaji wa Rais Magufuli

Asilimia 71 ya wananchi wanaukubali utendaji wa Rais Magufuli tangu alipoingia madarakani. Kiwango hiki kimeshuka kutoka asilimia 96 mwezi Juni 2016.

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7 out of 10 citizens approve of the performance of President Magufuli

Approval of the President is higher among older citizens and those with lower education levels.

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Infusing radio discussions with data | A Twaweza reflection

Twaweza and CSSC co-produced 600,000 discussions guides for distribution among Jumuiya prayer groups and partnered with five popular Christian radio stations to support the printed information and encourage discussion. This brief provides reflections and insights from the work.

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Almost all parents (97%) do not know how much money public schools get per child

1 in 4 parents has visited school to ask about financial information.

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A missed opportunity: The (un)availability of information on government websites

This brief looks at the availability of key information and functions on a selection of key government websites.

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Kenyans’ views on teachers

Only about 14% and 16% parents want their male and female children respectively to join the teaching profession mostly due to perceptions of low pay for teachers and the frequent strikes.

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Sub-national conversation and views on education in Kenya

Twaweza commissioned a qualitative study to explore the state of debate and communication about education in general, and learning outcomes in particular, among district-level decision makers in ten selected districts in Kenya.

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Wananchi wanasemaje kuhusu uhuru wa vyombo vya habari nchini Tanzania?

Asilimia 53 ya wananchi wanasema kuwa kuvipa uhuru vyombo vya habari kufanya kazi bila kuingiliwa ni muhimu.

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Are parents in Kenya engaged in schools?

Only 3 out of 10 Kenyans with children in primary school are interested in following up on whether teachers are present or absent in school, even though 3 in 10 Kenyans think teachers and head teachers do not come to school as expected.

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Uwezo Uganda 2017: Test Booklet

The test booklet for the pilot of the Uwezo learning assessment in four refugee hosting districts of Adjumani, Arua, Isingiro and Yumbe.

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Uwezo East Africa 2017: Are Our Children Learning?

These assessments mobilized thousands of volunteers across all districts of the three countries and collected data on more than 1.5 million children.

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Uwezo Tanzania 2017: Are Our Children Learning?

Among children aged 9 to 13, many are unable to complete Standard 2 work and the differences between districts are huge. Best district: Iringa Urban 74%, worst district: Sikonge 15%.

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Simbachawene speaking at the KiuFunza Teachers’ Awards

KiuFunza Teachers’ Awards, motivating teachers to do better

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Teacher incentive program helps over 48,000 students to improve in Kiswahili and Mathematics

Twaweza is rewarding 788 Standard I, II, and III subject teachers and 135 head teachers for 2016 test performance. The value of the total bonus fund is TZS 251,827,040.

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Sauti za Wananchi Uganda: Methodology Factsheet

A summary of the methodology

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Kenya’s Education Sector: How Basic?

Three out of four citizens think students leaving primary school do not have the skills they need for life. A substantial nine out of ten citizens admit not knowing how much funding is available to schools for free primary education

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Je watoto wetu wanajifunza?

Tathmini ya Uwezo

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Incentives can help put the creativity back into teaching

When properly motivated teachers can use their creativity to help children learn, even in the most difficult of circumstances. This was one of the observations during a policy discussion held around KiuFunza in Dodoma.

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Citizens and access to information in Uganda

The majority of Ugandans would not be able to find basic government information today: over 85% could not find information on education, agriculture or local budgets.

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Annual Report 2016

Highlights from our work in 2016 – challenges, failures, successes and insights

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Do the numbers add up? Use of the open data portal in Tanzania

This brief examines potential users’ of the portal interactions with it and their use of data in their work more broadly.

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Uganda Learning Outcomes Conference Communique

Some of the major emerging and recurring themes were around the purpose of education.

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Opinion polls in Kenya: Are people listening?

Prior to the launch of Sauti za Wananchiin Kenya, Twaweza carried out a study to examine the Kenyan polling market, and to establish the potential of Sauti za Wananchi as a platform for regular citizen feedback on critical emerging issues in Kenya.

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Appetite for accountability in Tanzania: Translating election-time signals into accountability values

We partnered with MIT’s GOV/LABto run an innovative experiment using the conjoint design to dig into questions such as how ordinary Tanzanian citizens see politics and government.

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Hunger pangs

At least half of Tanzania’s households report that they worried about running out of food (69%); there was not enough food to feed all household members (51%), or a household member skipped a meal because they could not get food (50%).

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Going without?

On average, Kenya citizens estimate their daily needs at KES 99 per person yet 8 out of 10 citizens (81%) feel their income is insufficient to meet their household’s needs.

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Clean and Safe?

A total of 7 out of 10 citizens (69%) remember that their MP promised the community a water project during the last election campaigns. However, 3 out of 4 (75%) say that none of these commitments have been implemented.

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Half empty or half full?

One in four rural households (26%) spend at least one hour collecting water compared to one in ten citizens (12%) in urban areas.

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Uchungu wa Njaa

Kaya nane kati ya kumi (asilimia 80) zimeripoti kwamba kipato chao hakikidhi mahitaji yao ya kila siku

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Safi na Salama?

Upatikanaji wa maji Tanzania hasa katika maeneo ya vijijini bado ni changamoto.

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Upatikanaji wa maji Tanzania hasa katika maeneo ya vijijini bado ni changamoto

Utafiti wa Sauti za Wananchi umeonesha ya kwamba Upatikanaji wa maji vijijini ulikuwa asilimia 55 mwaka 2014 na asilimia 46 mwaka 2016

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Access to water especially in rural areas has remained largely stagnant over the past ten years

Half of citizens (54%) have access to an improved water source, 46% in rural areas and 74% in urban areas.

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Access to water is improving in rural areas but declining in urban locations

But one in four rural Kenyans (26%) spend an hour or more collecting water.

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Insights on public agency in education

In 2016 we developed an experiment in public agency around a salient issue in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda – supporting, challenging and facilitating our district implementing partners, and making use of data, insights, and information in new, locally-relevant ways.

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81% of Kenyans report that their income is insufficient to meet their household’s basic daily needs

Large numbers of citizens struggle to afford food, schooling and housing.

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Mlimani TV Interview 12 Nov 2017

Maoni ya wananchi juu ya masuala ya kisiasa. Kwa mtazamo wao, ni tatizo gani kuu linaloikabili nchi kwa sasa?

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Wananchi wengi wamekumbwa na njaa katika kipindi cha miezi mitatu iliyopita

Idadi kubwa ya wahojiwa wa Sauti za Wananchi (asilimia 78) wameripoti uhaba wa chakula katika maeneo wanayoishi. Hali ni mbaya zaidi katika maeneo ya vijijini

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Half of all citizens have experienced hunger in the past three months

Citizens are generally food insecure, but the situation has recently become worse.

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Where the rubber hits the road: sub-national conversations and views on education.

In an effort to better understand the “production of education” in districts and schools, Twaweza commissioned a qualitative study to explore the state of debate and communication about education in general,and learning outcomes in particular,among district-level decision makers in ten selected districts in mainland Tanzania.

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Uwezo Tanzania 2017: Are Our Children Learning?

Among children aged 9 to 13, many are unable to complete Standard 2 work and the differences between districts are huge. In Iringa Urban, the best performing district, 74% of children aged 9 to 13 are able to pass basic literacy tests in English and Kiswahili and basic numeracy tests, while the corresponding figure in Sikonge is 15%.

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Annual Plan 2017

Looking forward to the year ahead – Twaweza’s plans for 2017.

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Primary teachers earn over 200 million shillings in performance-based bonuses

In April 2017 something unique happened in Tanzania’s education sector. Early grade primary school teachers taking part in a Twaweza program called KiuFunza received a bonus depending on how well their students performed on Kiswahili reading and math tests at the end of 2016.