“HakiElimu” means “right to education” and “education about rights” in Kiswahili, the national language of Tanzania. HakiElimu, founded in 2001, works to realize equity, high quality, and a human rights approach to education by 1) facilitating communities’ engagement in transforming schools and influencing policy making and and practices, 2) providing space for citizen to engage, 3) stimulating imaginative public dialogue, and 4)collaborating with partners to advance and social justice. HakiElimu conducts critical research, policy analysis, and advocacy and collaborates with a diverse set of partners and networks to advance participation, accountability, transparency and social justice in Tanzania. HakiElimu’s activities are conceptualized and carried out by its three program units: media and advocacy, citizen engagement and action, and research and policy analysis. Read HakiElimu’s Profile
- Elizabeth Missokia Executive Director
- Godfrey Bonaventura Research and Policy Analysis Unit Manager
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P.O. Box 79401
Dar es Salaam
Area of Expertise
HakiElimu works to enable people to transform education, in and out of schools; influence policy making and effective implementation; stimulate imaginative public dialogue and social change; conduct research, policy analysis and advocacy; and collaborate with partners to advance participation, accountability, transparency and social justice. The three program areas at HakiElimu are: Media and Advocacy, Citizen Engagement and Action and Research and Policy Analysis.
- Monitoring Our Money: The 2007/08 CAG Reports (also available in Swahili), 2009
- Anti-Corruption and Access to Information: The Right to Information Bill, 2007 by Tony Baker, 2009
- Lessons for Tanzania on Achieving the Right to Information: The 2003 Campaign of Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda by Tony Baker, 2009
- Budget Analysis and Policy Advocacy: The Role of Non-Governmental Public Action by Mark Robinson, 2007
- Usefulness of Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys and other Survey Methods for Legal Sector Monitoring in Tanzania by Thorsten Rogall, 2007
- Quality of Education Reforms: The Case of HakiElimu’s Campaign of 2005-2007 IBP Case Study, 2010
- Is there Effective Accountability in the Implementation of PEDP II?, 2011
- Bridging the Gap: Strategic Framing and Budget Advocacy in Tanzania, 2011
- Improving quality in secondary education: Is the money reaching schools?, 2011
- Restoring Teacher Dignity: Volume I: Learner Outcomes, TDMS, and the 2010/11 Budget, 2011
- The End of Development: Five Years of CAG Reports, 2011
- Raising The Stakes: The Impact of HakiElimu’s Advocacy Work on Education Policy and Budget in Tanzania IBP Case Study, 2013
- To browse all of HakiElimus publications, click here.
- Analyzing and monitoring education policy and budget.
- Conducting research on education related problems.
- Using the results of policy and budget analysis and research findings to raise awareness through creative and provocative advocacy material and information.
- Empowering citizens to voluntarily advocate for improvements in service delivery in education; organize active participation and bring about sustainable change.
- Working in alliance with other CSOs and donors to engage with government for effective use of public resource and service delivery.
Major Current Activities
HakiElimu's Profile 2011 – Briefly describes the main budget analysis and advocacy activities of the organization and its involvement with the International Budget Partnership's Partnership Initiative: