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This section contains all publications produced by Twaweza. It also includes some produced by our partners. To access the publication click on the download link below each title. To access a summary click on 'read more'. Many of these are pdfs of hard copy materials or powerpoint presentations so check file size before you download.

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Singing for change?

Can artists change people's views? Even their actions? Can we use concerts to convey serious messages or are they just for fun? This monitoring brief provides insight into a campaign focused on young Ugandans, the centre-piece of which was a series of concerts.

Learning by un-doing: the magic of immersion

Every year, the entire Twaweza team closes up shop and heads to different villages in one of the countries we work in. Why do we do this? And what do we learn?

Uganda: are our children learning?

A new study reveals that very few children in Primary 3 and higher are able to do basic reading and mathematics. In Primary 3, nine out of ten children (or 88%) are unable to both read and solve division at Primary 2 level, while in Primary 7, almost three out of ten pupils (or 26%) are unable to complete the same tasks.

Learning Note 3: Motivating civic participation

This learning note introduces the initial findings of a research project which asked a question fundamental to Twaweza’s theory of change: does compelling mass communication contribute to positive behavior change among citizens?

Kenya: are our children learning?

While 100% of children in Class 3 and higher classes should be able to read basic English and Kiswahili, and do simple mathematics, a new citizen-led assessment report reveals that very few are able to do so.

In the public eye: Citizens' views on access to information

A large majority of citizens (84%) support the passage of an access to information law. Furthermore, eight out of ten citizens think that information held by public authorities should be accessible to ordinary citizens (77%).

Did we make it happen? An evaluation of Twaweza's first strategic period

As part of our commitment to continuous reflection and learning, an external evaluation of Twaweza took place in the second half of 2014. Read about whether we achieved our ambitious goals and really made change happen.
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