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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 Namibia.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at the Survey Warehouse (Pty), the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), Polytechnic of Namibia, and the Namibia Statistical Agency (NSA) to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Namibia, 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 Survey Warehouse (Pty), and NSA, to design and draw nationally representative survey sample for Namibia. 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, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo (Oshindonga/Oshikwanyama), Otjiherero, and Rukwangali across the provinces of Zambezi, Erongo, Hardap, !Karas, Kavango West, Kavango East, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, and Otjozondjupa. We worked with NSA to identify and use the most up-to-date census data, including adult population by region, urban and rural, to appropriately allocate the sample.

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