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SIERRA LEONE

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 Sierra Leone.

Worked collaboratively with Afrobarometer national partners at Sierra Leone Campaign for Good Governance (SLCGG), ITASCAP and Statistics Sierra Leone (SSL), to complete the surveys.

During Round 4 (2008/2009) we centrally managed all Afrobarometer datasets and samples from across 20 countries including Togo, 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 ITASCAP and SSL to design and draw nationally representative survey sites in Sierra Leone. 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, Krio, Mende, and Temme across the regions of Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western. We worked with SSL to identify the most up-to-date census data, including population projections 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 3 national sample surveys in Sierra Leone, including surveys in 2012, 2015 and 2018.