Multinational - Support to Afrobarometer Michigan State University

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 May 2002
Signature Date 01 Mar 2004
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2007
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2007
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Commitment U.A 94,615.75
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Afrobarometer is a survey research project that measures the social, economic, and political atmosphere in Africa. It asks African citizens about their opinions on a Wide range of subjects, including democracy, markets, and civil society. The same questions are asked across countries and over time, thus allowing broad comparisons and the tracking of trends. The Afrobarometer began in 1999, since which time two rounds of surveys have been conducted. Round 1 covered 12 countries between July 1999 and April 2001: namely Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The project is operated by an Afrobarometer Network based in Africa. Three core partners are responsible for project management: the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA), the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and Michigan State University. More than a dozen national partners — including African NGOs, university research centers, and market research firms — conduct survey fieldwork, enter data, and collaborate With the core partners in the production of research reports.

Project Objectives

The Afrobarometer has three main goals: to generate scientifically reliable information on public opinion in Africa; to strengthen technical capacity for sunuey research in African institutions; and to disseminate public opinion survey results to a Wide range of users, including the general public and senior policy actors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
AFROBAROMETER Michigan State University


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-IAZ-003
Last Update 05 Dec 2022


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Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
5.55602 -0.1969 Accra