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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 Tanzania Teachers’ Professional Board Bill | Analysis

The idea of a Teachers’ Professional Board is an important step in terms of the further professionalization of teaching, bringing this sector in line with others. Read more...

Amendment of the Statistics Act | Analysis

Any commentary querying or challenging official data would arguably be illegal under the amended Act, regardless of whether it was correct or not. Read more...

Tanzania is about to outlaw fact checking: here’s why that’s a problem

Statistics are society’s sensors. Independently collected, processed, disseminated and debated, they are vital to the health of a country. Read more...

Twaweza is seeking a Director of Strategy and Learning

Twaweza is seeking a new Director of Strategy and Learning. Read more...

A short statement from Twaweza

The Executive Director of Twaweza is not and has never been, a member of any political party in Tanzania. Read more...

Who is Twaweza?

Over the past few weeks, Twaweza and our work has been the subject of extensive public debate in Tanzania and beyond. Read more...

Call for submissions: mobile photo competition – Inequalities in Education

Twaweza is delighted to announce a photo competition on the theme of inequalities in education. Read more...

New trust fund focuses on government transparency, accountability and responsiveness

Civil society actors were previously disadvantaged by having fewer financial resources to deploy to this mission than our government partners. This fund helps to further level that playing field. Read more...

Job opportunities | Twaweza is hiring

Twaweza is hiring! Do you like what we stand for and what we do? Do you have a curiosity and passion to learn? Do you like to push the envelope, take thoughtful risks, innovate, get things done and make change happen in East Africa? We may be a match... 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...