Uwezo - Information on learning outcomes: examples from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

The Uwezo initiative aims to draw public attention to educational challenges by researching and reporting on actual learning levels of children living in East Africa. Uwezo conducts annual household assessments of basic literacy and numeracy levels in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The tests are based on the Class [Grade] 2 curriculum expectations of each country. Every year, Uwezo partners with over 350 local organisations to mobilise and train over 22,000 citizens to conduct the survey. In 2012, the Uwezo army of citizen volunteers assessed a total of 343,104 children in 124,627 households across 362 districts in East Africa.

Source: Save the Children (2013) The Right To Learn: Community participation in improving learning: p.19.

Annual Status of Education Report – India

ASER stands for Annual Status of Education Report. This is an annual survey that aims to provide reliable annual estimates of children’s enrolment and basic learning levels for each district and state in India. ASER has been conducted every year since 2005 in all rural districts of India.

ASER is the largest citizen-led survey in India. It is also the only annual source of information on children’s learning outcomes available in India today.

Source: Aser Action.