Afrobarometer provides reliable, timely data on the views of ordinary Africans to inform development and policy decision making.
Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan survey research network that has been conducting public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, the economy, and society since 1999. On a two- to three-year cycle, our national partners in about 35 African countries carry out face-to-face interviews with nationally representative samples, then analyse the data and disseminate the findings.
Afrobarometer central staff provide skills strengthening, support, and oversight for every step in the process, delivering reliable, timely data to inform development and policy decision making across the continent and around the globe. All our data and analyses are public goods, available without charge.
Our capacity-building unit provides training for partners, journalists, legislators, civil-society representatives, and students in how to collect, analyse, use, and communicate public opinion data.
Afrobarometer’s proudest achievement is giving citizens a voice in policy decisions that affect their lives, helping make public opinion a key pillar of African democracy.