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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.

Twaweza is recruiting

Twaweza is looking to recruit keen and motivated candidates to fill several exciting posts to support implementation of our new four-year strategy. Read more...

Learning Note 8: Understanding Citizen Preferences for Political Candidates | An Experiment in Rural Tanzania

Here we present a first in Tanzania: using a conjoint experiment to determine what really drives citizens' voting choices. Conducted with the Governance Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more...

Twaweza experiments with direct Capitation Grants and teacher Cash on Delivery

KiuFunza (thirst for learning) aims to examine the effectiveness of teacher cash on delivery / performance pay and/or capitation grants on learning outcomes. Read more...

Do interactive polls make for better radio content?

Trac FM uses mobile phone technology to collect listeners’ opinions through poll questions which are incorporated into partner radio station programs.Twaweza commissioned a study to monitor the delivery, coverage and quality of their service. Read more...

Half empty or half full? Citizens’ views on accessing clean water

Just over one out of three citizens (36%) has access to piped water. The majority of citizens rely on either wells (35%) or surface water (18%), which are generally less hygienic sources. Read more...

Sauti za Wananchi monthly series | Access to Water

Sauti za Wananchi presents new data on access to water. Read more...

Learning Note 7: What’s all the buzz about learning in T&A?

And other reflections from the TALearn workshop, Rio, 11-13 November, 2105 Read more...

Request for Proposals to study the state of debate on Education in Kenya

Request for Proposals to conduct qualitative research on the state of public debate on education in 10 districts of Kenya. Read more...

Statement on Presidential Debates

In 2015, there have been a number of efforts and attempts by various media and civil society organisations to hold debates for candidates for the post of President of the United Republic of 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...