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Welcome to Twaweza

Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. It is a ten year citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa. Twaweza believes that lasting change requires bottom-up action. We seek to foster conditions and expand opportunities through which millions of people can get information and make change happen in their own communities directly and by holding government to account. Read more.

Art, Activism and Public Space – with Boniface Mwangi in Dar es Salaam

Boniface Mwangi is an artist and activist with a vision: a better tomorrow for each and every Kenyan. He paid a visit to Tanzania in November 2014. Read more...

Tanzania follow-up survey: Call for tenders

UPDATED 28 NOVEMBER 2014 Twaweza invites tenders regarding Tanzania follow-up survey. involving 2500 households in 250 enumerations areas. Read more...

Monitoring Brief: Who’s watching, listening and reading in Uganda?

This monitoring brief gives a picture of TV viewership, Internet usage, radio listenership and newspaper readership among young people in Uganda. Read more...

Monitoring Brief: Monitoring Tazama and XYZ TV shows in Kenya

This monitoring brief provides a picture on how successful Tazama and XYZ TV shows have been in reaching ordinary Kenyans and the role they have played in informing their viewers. Read more...

Monitoring Brief: Are Ugandan parents involved in education matters?

This Monitoring Brief presents a summary of the findings of a survey in Uganda, looking at the involvement of parents in their children's education. Read more...

Latest publications

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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...