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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 Burkina Faso.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at the Centre pour la Gouvernance Democratique (CGD), Institut General tiemoko marc Garango (IGD) and l'Institut national de la statistique et de la Démographie (INSD), to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Burkina Faso, 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 CGD and INSD, to design and draw nationally representative survey sites in Burkina Faso. 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, Mooré, Dioula, Fulfuldé, Gulmacema and Gourounsi across the Provinces (or Departments) of Boucle du Mouhoun, Cascades, Centre, Centre Est, Centre Nord, Centre Ouest, Centre Sud, Est, Hauts Bassins, Nord, Plateau Central, Sahel and Sud Ouest. We worked with INSD to identify the most up-to-date census data by region, urban and rural, to appropriately allocate the sample. We directly participated in, interviewer training, in-fieldwork supervision and data management.

During 2015, we also worked with CGD and INSD to implement the Afrobarometer pilot surveys in the use of electronic data collection for French speaking countries in Burkina Faso.

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 2017.