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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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Exciting new opportunity with Uwezo Uganda

We are hiring! Are you passionate about education? Are you excited by new challenges? Then please apply to join Uwezo Uganda as we embark on an exciting new phase of our development. Read more...

Call for proposals | analysis of the governance landscape and evaluation of Twaweza’s Sauti za Wananchi initiative in Kenya

Twaweza is seeking a consultant to conduct an analysis of the governance (Civic Space) landscape and evaluation of Twaweza’s Sauti za Wananchi initiative in Kenya. Read more...

Towards a national day for women and girls with disabilities in Tanzania

Twaweza is supporting Ikupa Trust Fund to hold a stakeholders' meeting to discuss the proposed National Day for women and girls with disabilities in Tanzania. Read more...

Let the lawyers manage themselves

As part of our commitment to promoting rule of law in Tanzania, Twaweza was invited to and submitted an analysis of proposed amendments to the law establishing Tanganyika Law Society (TLS - the Bar Association). Read more...

Citizens can make their local governments work for them

Barazas provide space for citizens to express their concerns as to how resources should be used and technical officials to engage with citizen feedback. Read more...

Evaluation of Twaweza 2015-18

As part of our commitment to continuous reflection and learning, an external evaluation of Twaweza took place between February and May 2019. Read more...

Closed for Holidays

Happy holidays! Read more...

Civic Space in Uganda: a review

A research report that reviews international and national documents to assess the state of civic space in Uganda. Read more...

Infusing Jumuiya (church groups) discussions with data

Over half of the respondents (55%) had heard of Twaweza prior to the follow-up call, while one out of three (31%) had heard of CSSC. 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...