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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.

Uwezo goes to school

A new Uwezo assessment was piloted in 2016, testing new skills at higher levels at school. THis report provides insight into the process and understand teachers' expectations around their students' performance. Read more...

Twaweza's input on regulations for implementation of the Media Services Act

Twaweza has submitted suggestions for the Regulations for implementation of the Media Services Act. Read more...

Job opportunities at Twaweza in 2017

Twaweza is hiring for 13 positions in January 2017, across Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Kampala. Includes positions for those with experience of open government policy and practice, research on basic education, monitoring and evaluation, data managemen... Read more...

JiElimishe | Learning outcomes and nutrition

New data released by Uwezo at Twaweza appear to show a link between malnutrition and children’s learning outcomes. Read more...

Money Matters: Citizens and financial inclusion in Kenya

A report that shows what Kenyan citizens think about the use of various financial service; banking, insurance, credit and mobile money. Read more...

Are Our Children Learning? Uwezo Uganda Sixth Learning Assessment Report

Uwezo Uganda 2015 annual learning assessment report; Uwezo finds that basic learning is related to household and schooling factors including wealth, pre-primary attendance, type of education and location. Read more...

Are Our Children Learning? Uwezo Kenya Sixth Learning Assessment Report

Uwezo Kenya released its sixth annual learning assessment report, presenting findings from a national assessment of 130,653 children's literacy and numeracy skills. Read more...

Money Matters: Citizens and financial inclusion in Tanzania

Citizens' views on the use of mobile money and other financial services in general, in relation to the government's target of achieving financial inclusion for 2016 and 2017. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi meets the OGP Global Summit 2016

Sauti za Wananchi goes to Paris, via the Open Government Partnership (OGP) global summit. The Summit brings together over 3,000 participants with an interest in collaborative governance. 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...