Afrobarometer Network and the University of Nairobi’s Institute for Development Studies (IDS), will launch the second Africa release of Afrobarometer data on improving infrastructure for growth and livelihoods in Africa. The data will provide insights on availability of electricity grid, piped water, paved/tarred roads, sewerage system and cell phone services. The release event will take place at 10.00 am, on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Nairobi Safari Club, Lilian Towers, University Way.
Despite progress over the past decade, the development of infrastructure for electricity, water, sewerage, and roads remains an enormous challenge across Africa, especially in rural areas, new Afrobarometer survey data indicate. In contrast, cell phone service is approaching universal coverage.
Kenya Round 6 codebook (2015)
Kenya Round 6 data (2015)
Africans’ most urgent problem is unemployment, and their top priority for more government investment is education, according to Afrobarometer’s latest round of surveys across Africa.
The Institute for Development Studies will host the IDS@50 Conference from 18 to 21 November 2015 at the University of Nairobi.
The overall theme of the conference is: 'Rethinking Development and Development Studies in the Post-2015 Era'.
Image: From left to right: Afrobarometer team members Dr Paul Kamau (IDS), Mr Daniel Armah-Attoh, Anglophone West Africa Manager, Prof Winnie Mitullah (IDS), Sharon Parku, Former Monitoring and Evaluation Officer CDD Ghana during Round 6 Planning Meeting in Cape Town.
Article originally posted on the University of Nairobi "Varsity Focus" Magazine.
By Stephen Buchanan-Clarke and Rorisang Lekalake
1. Afrobarometer has collected data on the perceptions and attitudes of African citizens since 1999.
2. Our data are collected from nationally representative samples.
3. All respondents are randomly selected; every adult citizen has an equal chance of being selected.
4. Samples are distributed across urban/rural areas in proportion to their share of the national population.
5. We use face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice.
Established in 1965, the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, is the oldest out of 20 such institutes in the world. It is the premier multi-disciplinary and multi-purpose development research institute in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. We carry out full time research on high priority areas of social-economic development in Kenya, Africa and the world in general.
A majority of Kenyans see the involvement of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Somalia as having been necessary despite terrorist problems resulting from it, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.
However, survey results indicate that Kenyans are divided over whether the KDF should withdraw from Somalia or not.
The survey results come at a time of intense public debate regarding KDF involvement in Somalia, with concerns that Kenya’s incursion into Somalia may have contributed to increased terror attacks on Kenyan soil.
A majority of Kenyans are finding it difficult to participate in key county activities, the latest Afrobarometer survey indicates.
Public participation is at the core of devolution. However, the Afrobarometer survey shows that most Kenyans find it difficult to participate in the county budgeting and planning process, to influence county decision making, and to access information on county budgets, legislation, and project plans.
A majority of Kenyans say corruption has increased over the past year and the government has performed poorly in fighting it, the latest Afrobarometer survey indicates.
The police, government officials, members of Parliament, and business executives are most widely perceived as corrupt.
Kenya Round 2 codebook (2003)
Kenya Round 2 data (2003)
Kenya Round 3 codebook (2005)
Kenya Round 3 data (2005)
Kenya Round 4 survey technical information (2005)
Kenya Round 4 codebook (2008)
Kenya Round 4 data (2008)
Kenya Round 5 codebook (2011)
Kenya Round 2 questionnaire
Kenya Round 3 questionnaire
Kenya Round 4 questionnaire