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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.

Making interactive radio content

In 2014 Twaweza worked with Trac FM to support radio stations to include more interactive content in their programs. Read more...

Evaluating an exciting new initiative to instigate public agency

Twaweza in Tanzania is piloting a project built around the concept of public agency. And we are looking for a consultant to help us evaluate it. Read more...

Access to Information | Do Ugandans know?

In order to inform our work on freedom of information in Uganda, we sought to find out whether Ugandans know about the Freedom of Information Act which guarantees them the right to access information held by public institutions. Read more...

#BungeLive | citizens' views on parliamentary broadcasts

The majority of citizens (79%) disapprove or strongly disapprove of the government’s decision to ban live television and radio coverage of Parliament. Read more...

International Albinism Awareness Day

To mark International Albinism Awareness Day, Twaweza collected data on Kenyans' perceptions of persons living with albinism through Sauti za Wananchi, Africa's first nationally representative mobile phone survey. Read more...

Uwezo data on learning

Hundreds and thousands of data points from five years of the Uwezo Annual Learning Assessment. Read more...

Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2015

Twaweza's financial statements are subjected to independent audit each year. Once approved by the Board, these are disclosed to the public. Audited Financial Statements for 2015 can be found here. Read more...

Are our children learning? The status of education in Uganda in 2015

This report is based on data from the fifth Uwezo assessment that was carried out in 2014 and a review of available evidence. The data were collected from a nationally representative sample of 28 districts in Uganda. Read more...

Are our children learning? A review of the Education For All Goals

Despite marked progress in increasing access to education across Kenya in recent years, Kenya has not fully met its commitments under the Education for All Goals. 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...