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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.

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...

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...

Exciting new opportunities 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...

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...

Are our children learning? Uwezo Tanzania learning assessment report 2019

New data from the Uwezo learning assessment confirm a steady improvement in Kiswahili literacy skills among children in Standards 3 and 7. At the same time, there has been a marked decline in English literacy and fluctuations in numeracy. Read more...

Tanzanian’s views on Twaweza and its products

One out of four Tanzanians (27%) have heard of Twaweza, and most of them understand what Twaweza does. Read more...

Are our children learning? Uwezo Uganda Eighth Learning Assessment Report 2019

A new Uwezo report reveals a decline in literacy and numeracy levels of Primary 3 to Primary 6 pupils. Between 2015 and 2018, the learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy remained low and appeared to be declining 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...