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Lionel Osse Essima

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Lionel is the assistant survey manager for Anglophone West Africa and North Africa.


Lionel Osse Essima is a Research Analyst and a member of the CDD-Ghana’s Research team. Since he joined the Center in March 2018, he has accumulated a lot of experience in research projects, field research (qualitative and quantitative), and statistical data analysis. He supports the research team in training, recruitment, deployment, management and monitoring of field staff. He has interests in African development, African democracy and governance related matters especially, in the specific areas of transparency, accountability and institutionalism.

Lionel is also Afrobarometer Assistant Project Manager to the Project Manager for Anglophone West Africa & North Africa and Project Manager of Francophone countries. He works directly with Afrobarometer National Partners to provide technical and administrative support to them during surveys. Lionel is fluent in English and French and this bilingual capability has helped him to review the designing and the consistency in research questionnaires and reports from English to French and vice versa.

Lionel holds an MPhil in Political Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences both obtained at the University of Ghana, Legon. He is also the holder of a certificate in statistical research & analysis obtained during the Afrobarometer Summer School at the University of Cape Town.


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AD679: Les Gabonais soutiennent les élections mais doutent de leur crédibilité
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AD638: Les Marocains demandent plus d’efforts pour la promotion du bien-être des enfants
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AD490: Les Marocains adhérent à la vaccination contre la COVID-19, mais sont insatisfaits de l’aide pour la pandémie
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AD490: Moroccans embrace COVID-19 vaccination but are dissatisfied with pandemic assistance
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AD461: Ghanaians are united and hospitable but intolerant toward same-sex relationships
1 Jul 2021
AD444: Les Gabonais expriment leur insatisfaction des besoins d’éducation
27 Apr 2021
AD437: Imposer le paiement des impôts- Une bonne partie des Burkinabè réticents, demandent l’équité
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AD391: Les Gabonais demandent plus de liberté d’expression, mais pas pour critiquer le président
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AD383: Les Gabonais revendiquent leur attachement à l’identité nationale mais sont méfiants vis-à-vis des autres
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AD368: La corruption en hausse selon les Guinéens, qui craignent des représailles s’ils en parlent
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AD347: Ghanaians cite high cost, bias, and long delays as barriers to using formal justice system
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AD333: Ghanaians perceive increase in corruption level, give government low marks on fighting graft
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Policy paper
PP60: Change ahead: Experience and awareness of climate change in Africa
19 Aug 2019