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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.

The Big Four Agenda: Kenyans’ views on current public policy issues

Despite some positive indications in citizens’ views about corruption management, 8 out of 10 Kenyans (77%) cite corruption as the main reason why the government’s agenda may not succeed. Other factors are named by far fewer people (politics – ... Read more...

Women in Mwanga Kusini in Kigoma face rape and violence | #SasaBasi

Scores of women in Kigoma are living in fear since 2016 because of an organised crime phenomenon known as Teleza. Women, particularly those who live without men in their homes, are at risk of having their homes broken into by unknown men and then bei... Read more...

Banking, mobile money and taxes: Ugandans’ experiences of and opinions on financial inclusion

A majority of citizens (79%) say that they think mobile money services are too expensive. This is compared to 3 out of 10 (32%) who said the same one year before. This coincides with the introduction of excise duty on mobile money transactions. Read more...

Uwezo at the CIES Conference in San Francisco

Uwezo is participating in the Annual Comparative and International Education Society conference in San Francisco under the theme of Education for Sustainability. Read more...

More food, less money: Ugandans’ experiences and opinions on poverty and livelihoods

If given a cash injection of UGX 350,000 from the government, on average Ugandans are likely to spend close to half of it (44%) on starting or growing a business, 18% on agriculture and 13% on school fees. Read more...

Consultancy | Synthesize curriculum analysis for Primary mathematics in Uganda.

The objective of this consultancy is to synthesize findings from Twaweza’s Surveys of Enacted Curriculum analyses, and thereby generate, document and share relevant policy proposals for improving the effectiveness of the primary mathematics curricu... Read more...

Consultancy | Synthesize curriculum analysis for Primary science in Uganda

Twaweza is seeking the services of a consultant, for a period of approximately 10 working days to undertake this assignment. Read more...

Grading the nation? Kenyans’ opinions on government, leadership and corruption

A majority of citizens (65%) say that the cost of living is the biggest problem facing their household. And seven out of ten Kenyans (71%) say they are not satisfied overall with the direction in which the country is heading; half of these blame econ... Read more...

Twaweza Strategy 2019-2022

After a breathless four years of implementing our 2015-2018 strategy, it is that time again. Twaweza is proud and pleased to present our strategy for 2019 to 2022. Read more...

Latest publications

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Highlighted


  • Ideas & Evidence event on 6-7 March 2018: In our position as one of the prominent independent, civil society voices in Tanzania and the region, this event is a continuation of our open conversation on knowledge, information, evidence, citizen agen... Read more...


  • 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...