Twaweza-East Africa

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Kampala, Uganda
Project Goal

Assess and improve the operational efficiency of an annual household literacy and numeracy assessment

Project Detail

Twaweza, which means "we can make it happen" in Swahili, is a 10-year, citizen-centered initiative that focuses on large-scale change in East Africa. Twaweza believes that lasting change requires bottom-up action. It seeks to foster conditions and expand opportunities through which millions of people can get information and make change happen in their own communities directly and by holding government to account. Its Uwezo initiative is a "citizen movement-based" approach to assessing literacy and numeracy levels in East Africa. Uwezo is engaged in monitoring basic literacy and numeracy levels of children aged 5-16 years across at least 50 percent of the districts in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through a household-based survey.

The student team identified a business and technology solution that can make Twaweza/s Uwezo work seamless in terms of hiring, due diligence, financial flow management and physical logistics.

Project coordinated in partnership with the William Davidson Institute.

Faculty Advisors
Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law
Lynda J. Oswald is the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University...
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