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Anyway Chingwete

Senior advisory team
Anyway is the deputy director of surveys


Anyway Chingwete is Afrobarometer’s Deputy Director of Surveys. Working closely with the Director of Surveys and the regional Project Managers, Anyway provides some oversight role in survey management, including the review of survey questionnaires to meet AB standards. She also oversee some of Afrobarometer’s special projects.  Anyway has successfully managed multi-survey projects in different countries.


Her engagement with the Afrobarometer can be traced back to 2005, where she played the role of a Co-National Investigator for the Zimbabwe survey, under the Mass Public Opinion Institute.  She then rose through the rank to become the Afrobarometer Project Manager for Southern Africa-working for both the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA: 2012-2013) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR: 2014-2020).


Anyway has vast experience in research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative research) and has gained substantial experience in managing projects within the NGO sector. Her employment with the following Organisations is a testimony for this: Care International in Zimbabwe, Population Services in Zimbabwe, the Institute for a Democratic Alternative in Zimbabwe, Institute for Democracy in South Africa and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. She has contributed periodically to the Afrobarometer publication data base since 2005-among other publications include some book chapters on Zimbabwe’s state of governance. Anyway currently sits on the management committee of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa (IDCPPA), based at the University of Cape Town.

She holds a Master’s degree in Population Studies and an Honors degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe.