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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.

Kenya: Living with Coronavirus

Households which depend on casual work, generally concentrated in urban areas especially big cities, are by far the hardest hit by crises of food and income caused by the Coronavirus. Read more...

Twaweza Audited Financial Statements 2019

Audited Financial Statements 2019 Read more...

2020 Annual Plan

The second annual plan of our 2019-2022 strategy focused on civic space and citizen agency. Read more...

Uwezo Tanzania is hiring!

Uwezo Tanzania is searching for Senior program lead! Read more...

Twaweza’s Aidan Eyakuze elected as Civil Society Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership

I have learnt a great deal from my four years of close engagement with the Open Government Partnership. I look forward to co-leading, with the Government of Italy, the courageous global community of activists and reformers who breathes daily life int... Read more...

Mobilising the arts sector against Covid-19

The fight against COVID is not over until we all come together and take responsibility for our actions. Read more...

Coping with Coronavirus? Kenyan citizens’ knowledge, attitudes and practices

Most citizens (85%) report that their household has faced lost income or other financial constraints due to the Coronavirus. Citizens have also been affected by increased food prices (28%) and reduced interaction with friends (23%). Read more...

Terms of Reference | Citizens and Local authority linkage through Water Quality Assessment

Twaweza intends to engage the services of a consultant to lead and provide technical expertise to conduct water quality test using simple portable testing kits. Read more...

Terms of Reference | Call for Consultants

Twaweza’s Advocacy and Engagement department is searching for a consultant to help oversee a number of key projects for the organization. Read more...

Latest publications

Sauti za Wananchi


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...