On 30 November 2021, the WIDER Webinar Series will introduce the Afrobarometer project’s origins and achievements, the change it has contributed to governance in Africa, and the newly developed SDG scorecards.
Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan survey research network that provides reliable data on African experiences and evaluations of democracy, governance, and quality of life. Its goal is to give the public a voice in policymaking by ensuring access to high-quality public opinion data and analysis for policymakers, policy advocates, civil society organisations, academics, news media, donors and investors, and ordinary Africans.
In addition to collecting, analysing, and widely disseminating data on Africans’ lives, priorities, and political behaviors, Afrobarometer helps to strengthen the capacity of African institutions for democratic governance survey research, analysis, and communications.
Eight rounds of surveys have been completed in up to 39 countries since 1999. Afrobarometer’s national partners in all regions of Africa conduct face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice with nationally representative samples of 1,200 or 2,400.
Afrobarometer co-founder and board chair Prof E. Gyimah-Boadi will present the project’s origins, achievements, and contributions to policy reforms in Africa. Joseph Asunka, Afrobarometer chief executive officer, will then introduce SDG Scorecards that highlight citizens’ experiences and evaluations of their country’s performance against 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
For more information, or to register your attendance, see the seminar announcement on the UNU-WIDER website.