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Sauti za Wananchi (Voices of Citizens) uses mobile phones to regularly collect information from a broad cross-section of Tanzanian, Ugandan and Kenyan citizens. The initiative allows survey data to be gathered quickly and efficiently, at low cost, to inform citizens of what's going on and to support policy-makers to be more responsive to the needs and aspirations of citizens. More

Technical Paper | Methodology and Approach - Tanzania

Technical Paper | Methodology and Approach - Kenya

Technical Paper | Methodology and Approach - Uganda 

 

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Uganda: The haves and the have nots

This brief presents data on Ugandans’ views and opinions on poverty, fairness and inequality. It reports that over half (54%) of Ugandans say that the reason people are poor is laziness or a lack of personal effort. External factors such as social injustice (29%), luck (16%) and unemployment (11%) are mentioned by fewer people.

Kenya: A fair slice?

This brief presents data on Kenyans’ views and opinions on poverty, fairness and inequality. It reports that majority of Kenyans (95%) think that the gap between rich and poor is too big, and a similar number feel it is the government’s job to reduce this gap (85%).

Tanzania: Politics, demonstrations and participation

Across a range of indicators of democracy, the majority of citizens say there is less freedom now than there was three years ago. Citizens feel that freedom has diminished for: opposition parties to hold rallies and speak their mind (64%), the media to criticize or report government mistakes (62%), and for independent groups to voice their views, hold meetings (58%). Half of citizens also feel they personally have less freedom to voice their own political views (54%). But support for multiparty democracy remains strong, with 9 out of 10 citizens (84%) preferring to have many political parties.
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