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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.

Active and engaged? Ugandans’ experiences of participation and citizens’ agency

Civil servants themselves indicate that, while citizens can engage in processes to make their needs known, priority is given to proposals from public officials themselves. Read more...

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tool and Tests 2018

Uwezo Learning Assessment Survey Tool 2018 Read more...

Twaweza at URA Taxpayers’ appreciation week

Twaweza sharesq citizens’ views and experiences on issues of public interest at the URA Taxpayers’ appreciation week at Kololo Independence grounds. Read more...

Twaweza Tanzania is selling a Toyota Prado

Twaweza is selling a Toyota Prado! Read more...

Twaweza in the news: Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3 Act, 2019

A brief look at the media coverage on Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3 Act, 2019 analysis. Read more...

Call for Proposals to undertake a Consultancy on evaluation of the effectiveness of the URN/ Twaweza partnership in Uganda

Twaweza is seeking a consultant to evaluate the effectiveness of of the URN/Twaweza partnership in Uganda Read more...

Call for proposals: Undertake a consultancy on qualitative sauti za wananchi (szw) in Kenya.

Twaweza is seeking a consultant to Undertake a qualitative sauti za wananchi (szw) in Kenya. Read more...

Leaving no one behind? Citizens’ views and experiences on water, sanitation and hygiene

4 out of 10 Ugandans (40%) say their access to clean and safe water has improved over the last 12 months, the same portion as say their access has stayed the same (39%) and twice the number that say their access has gotten worse (20%). Read more...

How are some children learning when most are not? Positive deviance in Uganda’s primary schools

Twaweza study has identified schools that are performing well despite having no extra access to resources or other privileges. 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...