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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 Madagascar.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at the COEFF Resources and the National Institute for Statistics (INSTAT), to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Madagascar, and undertook direct fieldwork management and supervision, 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 COEFF Resources and INSTAT to design and draw nationally representative survey sample for Madagascar. 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 French and Malgache (Malgache official or Malgache specificite regionale) across 21 Regions in the Provinces of Antananarivo, Toamasina, Fianarantsoa, Toliary, Mahajanga, and Antsiranana. We worked with INSTAT to identify 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 Mozambique, including surveys in 2008, 2012, 2015 and coming up in 2018.