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Impact

What you think matters in the halls of power. That’s the impact of Afrobarometer.

Our work creates impact in many ways and places. From Africa’s farthest reaches, we carry the voices of ordinary citizens to inform government initiatives, global indices, media headlines, development agendas, and public discourse. We also prepare others to work for a world in which Africa’s development is anchored in the realities and preferences of its people.

2021 at a glance

15
countries surveyed in 2021
497
survey fieldworkers trained
92
papers published
68051
website downloads
White can on the road in Cote d'Ivoire

Impact stories

When the people’s preferences inform policy

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Mountains in Ethiopia

Capacity building

Building research skills across Africa

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The Fon of Besali, Ethiopia

Informing the public discourse

Our survey findings let citizens’ priorities and preferences inform the important discussions. 

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Institutional collaboration

For four years running, we have been ranked in the top five of the best institutional collaboration involving two or more think tanks in the world.

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