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Partially Protected: The state of civic space in Kenya

In August 2010, Kenya adopted a new constitution that was hailed globally as progressive due to the rights and freedoms that it guaranteed Kenyans. However, it does not automatically follow that such guarantees will be respected in practice.

KiuFunzaII: teacher performance pay improves early-grade learning outcomes

After a two year trial, Twaweza, in collaboration with COSTECH and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), has shown that cash on delivery (or performance pay) for teachers can significantly improve learning outcomes.

Uganda: We the People | Ugandans’ views on governance

This brief presents data on Ugandan citizens’ lives, experiences, and opinions on governance and related matters. Where do citizens get information from, and how do they use new technology to communicate? What are the most pressing problem they perceive facing the country, and their households? And what are their experiences of corruption?

Uganda: We the People | Ugandans’ experiences of public service delivery

This brief presents data on Ugandan citizens’ experiences of key public services, specifically education, health, and water and sanitation. Do their children go to school, and if so, what challenges do they encounter? What measures do citizens take when someone in their household falls ill, or to prevent this from happening? Where do they get their drinking water from, and what type of toilet do they use?

Uganda: We the People | Ugandan citizens’ livelihoods

In this first release of data from Sauti za Wananchi, we look at some of the basic characteristics of Ugandan households and livelihoods. What assets do citizens own? How do they make a living? What kind of houses do they live in? And what level of access to financial services do they have?

Sauti za Wananchi launched in Uganda

The majority of Ugandans name health as one of the three most pressing challenges for the country (59%) and their own household (55%). Similarly, 65% of citizens think the government is managing health services badly. And many citizens (46%) report being asked or expected to pay bribes for health services.

Striking an unhealthy note: Citizens’ views on health and health services

For citizens, the biggest challenge in the health sector is the lack of medical staff (44%). Other issues such as cost (13%), and distance (8%), getting treatment (8%) and strikes (8%) are mentioned by far fewer citizens.
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