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Afrobarometer seeks to intensify footprints to about 42 countries

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Afrobarometer, Africa’s leading survey research organisation, is launching its 10th round of  national surveys with data collection in Côte d’Ivoire.

Following the successful completion of  Round 9 surveys in 39 African countries between late 2021 and mid-2023, the network plans  to expand its coverage to about 42 African countries in 2024 and 2025. 

The latest round introduces a broad scope of special focus topics, including sexual and  reproductive health, cost of living, migration and cross-border trade, access to justice,  gender, and youth issues, which will complement Afrobarometer’s flagship topics of  democracy, governance, and economic well-being.  

“The 10th round of Afrobarometer’s surveys marks yet another historic milestone in our 25- year journey of giving African citizens a voice in the policy process,” Afrobarometer Director  of Surveys Boniface Dulani said. “In our 10th round of surveys, we will not only be adding new  topics, but will also continue to explore the addition of new countries to the Afrobarometer  network until the day when citizens from all 54 African countries can count on having their  voices heard.” 

Afrobarometer is widely recognised as setting the “gold standard” for survey research in  Africa. Its data collection process adheres to rigorous methodological standards, including  face-to-face interviews with randomly selected respondents. Sample sizes of 1,200-2,400  respondents aged 18 and above, representing each country’s demographics, meet or  exceed global standards in public attitude research. Afrobarometer works closely with  national statistics offices, and its survey samples are based on population projections using  the most recent census data. 

A core commitment is to ensure gender balance, with a 50/50 selection of female and male  respondents. The findings can also be disaggregated by age, rural/urban location,  education, economic status, and other demographic characteristics, providing a broad and  in-depth understanding of Africans’ evaluations, experiences, and expectations. 

Afrobarometer CEO Joseph Asunka reiterated the network’s commitment to amplifying the  voices of African citizens and contributing valuable insights to inform policies across the  continent. 

“Afrobarometer remains dedicated to being the premier source of reliable and  comprehensive public attitude data in Africa,” he said. “As we embark on our 10th round of  surveys, we reaffirm our commitment to empowering citizens and informing policy through  data-driven insights.” 

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Afrobarometer (AB) is a trusted source of high-quality data and analysis on what Africans  are thinking. With an unmatched track record of 350,000+ interviews, representing the  views of 75% of the African population, AB is leading the charge to bridge the  continent’s data gap. AB data inform many global indices, such as the Ibrahim Index of  African Governance, Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer, and the  World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators. The data are also used for country risk

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