Are our children learning? Uwezo Uganda sixth learning assessment report 2016

Organisation(s): Twaweza East Africa

Date: 2016

Pages: 56 p.


This report presents findings from Uwezo’s sixth household-based survey and assessment of children’s learning in Uganda that was conducted between September and October 2015. Uwezo (Swahili word meaning ‘capability’) is the assessment arm of Twaweza East Africa, a regional organisation that works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Twaweza pursues the three ideals of children learning, active citizens and responsive authorities through the generation, analysis and communication of data, ideas and stories. In Uganda, the inaugural Uwezo assessment was conducted in 2010, and the first report launched in 2011. Today in its seventh year, the Uwezo assessment is part of the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) network, which links (so far) thirteen countries in three continents to measure the basic literacy and numeracy competencies of children, at the household. In conducting the Uwezo assessment, Twaweza engages civil society directly in the assessment process and depends on a large team of citizen volunteers for its data collection. Twaweza is currently working on strengthening its volunteer outreach capacity in Uganda, to facilitate public agency in which citizens and local leaders use Uwezo learning assessment data as a trigger for dialogue and actions to improving learning outcomes.

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