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BENIN

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 Benin.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP) and l’Institut National de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique (INSAE), to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Benin, 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 IREEP and INSAE, to design and draw nationally representative survey sites in Benin. 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, Fon, Bariba, Yoruba, Outamarim, Peulh and Lopka across the Provinces (or Departments) of Alibori , Atacora, Atlantique, Borgou, Collines, Couffo, Donga, Littoral, Mono, Ouémé, Plateau and Zou. We worked with INSAE 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.

With input into quality assurance, we are honored to have directly contributed to the successful completion of over 4 national sample surveys in Benin, including surveys in 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2017.