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Key Development Research Involvement

Over the last decade, we have been part of a team that has conducted over 5 national sample surveys, worked with a multiplicity of in-country partners, and provided survey technical assistance in Cape Verde.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at AfroSondagem, and the National Statistics Institute (INE), to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Cape Verde, 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 AfroSondagem and INE to design and draw nationally representative survey sample for Cape Verde. 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 +/- 3% margin of error. The surveys were conducted in language of respondent’s choice including English, Crioulo, and Portugues across the provinces of Santo Antão, Sao Vicente, Interior Santiago,

Praia, and Fogo. We worked with INE 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 data management and supervision.

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