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2022 Annual Review

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Strategic Plan 2022-2032

Following a successful organisational review and restructuring in 2018/2019 and subsequent registration as an independent nonprofit in Ghana, Afrobarometer embarked on a year-long process to develop a medium-term strategy as the final step in this organisational development process. The entire network got the opportunity to contribute to setting our agenda for the next 10 years.

To read more head to page 8 of the 2022 Annual Review and download Afrobarometer’s Strategic Plan 2022-2032 here.

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2022 at a Glance


Retrospective Annuelle 2022

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Capacity Building

Capacity building has always been a key pillar of Afrobarometer’s strategy for helping to build Africa’s future. In 2022, the Capacity Building Unit implemented

programmes to strengthen skills in data collection (including via new methods such as phone surveys), data analysis, and data use and to nurture the next generation of African social science and public opinion researchers. Special support for AB capacity building in 2022 was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Mastercard Foundation.

To read more head to page 26 of the 2022 Annual Review.

Key stats

participants from 14 countries attended Afrobarometer's Francophone summer-school.
fieldworkers from 33 countries were trained by Afrobarometer and it's National Partners.
participants from 15 countries attended Afrobarometer's Anglophone summer-school.


The Survey Unit led a record-setting year for Afrobarometer.

To read more head to page 20 of the 2022 Annual Review.


Key stats

The number of national face-to-face surveys that Afrobarometer oversaw.
interviews were conducted in 2022.
The number of pilot telephone surveys conducted by Afrobarometer.


The Afrobarometer Analysis Unit continues to prioritise two core objectives. The first is to increase the network’s analytical outputs to reach new audiences. The Analysis Unit does this both by maintaining existing production lines, such as Pan-Africa Profiles (PAPs), as well as by developing new signature analytic products to meet demand from stakeholders, funders, and others. The second is to expand the pool of published authors through training, editing, mentoring, and facilitating the production of AB dispatches and other outputs from a wide range of staff, partners, and practitioners.

To read more head to page 22 of the 2022 Annual Review.

Partnerships and Collaboration

Building strategic partnerships and collaborating with stakeholders and like-minded organisations are essential elements of Afrobarometer’s quest to make African voices heard on a multitude of platforms. In 2022, AB launched new partnerships, strengthened existing collaborations, and dedicated a new position (head of external partnerships, held by Sibusiso Nkomo) to this pillar of AB’s effectiveness and sustainability.

To read more head to page 28 of the 2022 Annual Review.

Data for Governance Alliance (D4GA)

Find out more about Afrobarometer's flagship collaboration.



The Afrobarometer communications team has moved with speed and scale to align its strategic focus on digital storytelling to conform with today’s fast-paced environment and shrinking attention spans. Our digital-first approach has led to a significant increase in our audiences, both online and offline, which in turn has generated an increase in conversations around the Afrobarometer brand and work.

To read more head to page 24 of the 2022 Annual Review.

Visibility and Impact

Afrobarometer data and analysis are used and showcased in the work of scores of government agencies, civil society organisations, development partners, think tanks, media outlets, and academics across Africa and around the world.

To read more head to page 30 of the 2022 Annual Review.

Fundraising and Financials

Afrobarometer’s fundraising activities picked up significantly in 2022 following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The fundraising team facilitated several trips around the continent and globally to meet with prospective funders, share relevant data and analysis with them, and discuss possible areas of collaboration. The team also convened several virtual meetings with current funders to discuss survey progress and impact and to consolidate partnerships. These meetings resulted in three new partnerships – two with confirmed funding and one highly prospective.

To read more head to page 32 of the 2022 Annual Review.

Our funding partners

Our work is made possible by the generous support of our funding partners.

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