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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.

Democracy, dictatorship and demonstrations: What do citizens really think?

Citizens’ support for democracy and free expression is strong. Almost all citizens (95%) think that they should be free to criticize the government when they believe it has done something wrong. Seven out of ten citizens (69%) agree that democracy ... Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Democracy, dictatorship and demonstrations

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data on democracy, dictatorship and demonstrations in Tanzania. Read more...

Positive deviance consultancy for Twaweza Uganda

Twaweza in Uganda is looking for a consultant to undertake a ‘Positive Deviance’ inquiry to unearth community, school and teacher strategies associated with improved primary school children’s learning outcomes in Uganda. Read more...

Job opportunities at Twaweza in Uganda

Twaweza is hiring for two new posts in Uganda; Program Officer for Sauti za Wananchi and Senior Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Read more...

"1, 2, 3...Vote": Designing Voting Games in Uganda

Loaded down with 75 kilograms of coins, and 20 stacks of hypothetical candidate profile cards and 10 Tupperware containers masquerading as ballot boxes, MIT GOV/LAB and Twaweza set off to study citizen engagement and voting in Uganda. Read more...

Twaweza in 2015 | Annual Report

410,000 children assessed, 664 pieces of media coverage, 13 mobile phone surveys conducted. All this and more in our 2015 Annual Report. Read more...

The People’s President? Citizens’ assessment and expectations of the fifth phase government

A review of the public’s opinions on the early months of President Magufuli’s administration. Looking at which one of his actions are most popular and the criticism the government faces. Read more...

Is civic space in Tanzania shrinking?

In the context of potentially the most competitive elections in Tanzania's history, a number of heavily criticized laws passed in 2015, Twaweza commissioned a study on civic space in the country. Looking at the period 2010 - 2015, using international... Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Government Performance

Sauti za Wananchi presents the most recently available nationally representative data on government performance by the fifth phase government in Tanzania. Read more...

Latest publications

Sauti za Wananchi


Highlighted


  • Citizens' views on political leadership based on the most recent nationally representative data available. Read more...


  • 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...


  • 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...