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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.

Immersing ourselves in reality

Every year we close the office and the entire Twaweza team goes off on immersion. We want to face the realities we are trying to change head on, especially since we spend most of our time working with strategies, budgets and indicators in our offices... Read more...

Has the expansion in access to schooling led to increased learning?

Despite enthusiasm for citizen-led assessments of learning outcomes, we know little about their impact on citizen action or learning outcomes. Twaweza commissioned a series of evaluations to fill that gap. Read more...

Open Government Partnership Africa

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is holding an African regional meeting in Dar es Salaam. Read more...

Are our children learning? Results from the 2013 annual learning assessment

Many children across East Africa are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. Uwezo releases data for East Africa on learning outcomes. Read more...

Our safety? Citizens’ views on security and justice

Three out of ten citizens (30%) have experienced theft in the last year. Overall half of Tanzanians have ever had something stolen from them. Sauti za Wananchi findings on safety and justice. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Security

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data on citizens' views on security and justice in Tanzania. Read more...

Rapid Analysis and Key Questions on Tanzania's Statistics Act

Twaweza's rapid analysis of Tanzania's Statistics Act, passed by parliament in March 2015. Read more...

Booklets to the people?

Increasing citizen’s access to relevant and useful information is one of Twaweza’s core objectives. But do people receive and engage with the information we provide? Read more...

Has Twaweza improved the quality of media?

For four years, Twaweza has been working with two media houses to create public interest content. But how does the content produced through these partnerships rate in terms of quality? Does it fulfill the criteria for good journalism? Does it feature... Read more...

Latest publications

Sauti za Wananchi


Highlighted


  • 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...


  • One out of three citizens (33%) on Tanzania Mainland does not know who they will vote for in the upcoming presidential election. No single potential candidate is preferred by more than 15% of the voters. Read more...


  • How (un)equal is East Africa? And does it matter? Twaweza's Open Development Consultant Ben Taylor @mtega has produced a video on the topic for his blog, drawing from recently published data. Read more...