Name Uwezo
Source Twaweza
Hyperlink to Source http://www.uwezo.net/
Description Uwezo conducts annual large scale, citizen-led, household-based assessments that measure actual levels of children’s literacy and numeracy across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Uwezo is a five year initiative that aims to improve competencies in literacy and numeracy among children aged 6-16 years old in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Uwezo conducts annual large scale, citizen-led, household-based assessments that measure actual levels of children’s literacy and numeracy. Uwezo’s original goal for the first four years of operation was to contribute to a ten percent increase in basic literacy and numeracy competencies of 6 to 16 year olds by shifting attention from the dominant focus on enrolment rates and infrastructure to the actual learning levels of children. Uwezo’s Annual Plan 2014 extends the goals with a learning goal – experimenting to see what works in improving the large-scale assessment, communicating evidence, and influencing citizen action.
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Lead Institution Twaweza
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Partners Hewlett Foundation, DFID, Sida, Hivos, World Bank, Children's Investment Fund Foundation
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Info link http://www.uwezo.net/
Implementation link http://www.uwezo.net/about-us/uwezo-findings/
Case study link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaOQ-GlLE4E
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    Case Study URL with Public Sector Participation http://www.uwezo.net/
    Case Study Description Uwezo conducts annual large scale, citizen-led, household-based assessments that measure actual levels of children’s literacy and numeracy across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in collaboration with various government departments of the countries. Uwezo is a five year initiative that aims to improve competencies in literacy and numeracy among children aged 6-16 years old in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Uwezo conducts annual large scale, citizen-led, household-based assessments that measure actual levels of children’s literacy and numeracy. Uwezo’s original goal for the first four years of operation was to contribute to a ten percent increase in basic literacy and numeracy competencies of 6 to 16 year olds by shifting attention from the dominant focus on enrolment rates and infrastructure to the actual learning levels of children. Uwezo’s Annual Plan 2014 extends the goals with a learning goal – experimenting to see what works in improving the large-scale assessment, communicating evidence, and influencing citizen action.
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
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