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Key Development Research Involvement

Over the last decade, we have been part of a team that has conducted over 4 national sample surveys, worked with a multiplicity of in-country partners, and provided survey technical assistance in Cameroon.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at le Bureau Central de la Recherche démographique (BUCREP), and Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche en Economie et Gestion (CEREG), to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Cameroon, ensuring data quality, internal consistency, item and inter-item coding, and the data dictionary. We also ensured that all data was appropriately weighted to correct for oversampling, among other criteria. 

Since Round 5 (2011/2012) we have worked closely with the CEREG and BUCREP, to design and draw nationally representative survey sites in Cameroon. The samples are random, nationally representative, stratified, area-cluster probability sample of the adult (18 years and over) population across Region, Urban and Rural strata, with +/- 2% margin of error. The surveys were conducted in language of respondent’s choice including French, English, Foufouldé, Pidgin and Ewondo across the Provinces of East, Centre, Yaounde, South, Littoral, Douala, West, South West, North West, Adamawa, North and Far North. We worked with BUCREP to obtain the most up-to-date census data, including population projections by region, urban and rural, to appropriately allocate the sample. We directly participated in interviewer training, in-fieldwork supervision and data management.

With input into quality assurance, we are honored to have directly contributed to the successful completion of over 4 national sample surveys in Burkina Faso, including surveys in 2008, 2012, 2015 and as planned in 2018.