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Key Development Research Involvement

Over the last decade, we have been part of a team that has conducted over 3 national sample surveys, worked with a multiplicity of in-country partners, and provided survey technical assistance in Liberia.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), the Liberia Democratic Institute (LDI), Practical Sampling International (PSI) and the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Liberia, 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 LDI and LISGIS, to design and draw nationally representative survey sites in Guinea. 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 English and Liberia simple English (PIGIN English) across the regions of Bomi, Bong, Bassa, Cape Mount, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Lofa, Margibi, Maryland, Montserrado, Nimba, Rivercess, Sinoe, River Gee and Gbarpolu. We worked with LISGIS 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 3 national sample surveys in Liberia, including surveys in 2008, 2012, 2015 and as planned in 2018.