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Richard Houessou

Network staff
Richard is the surveys manager for Francophone Africa

Biography

Richard Houessou holds a master degree in Economics and Statistics  from Institut de Recherche Empirique en Economie Politique, Benin and a degree in Mathematics from Université d’Abomey Calavi, Benin. His fields of research are in economic development, political economy and a specific focus on the use of experimental methods. With roughly 15 years of conducting field research on the continent, Mr Houessou has demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methods.

As the Afrobarometer Francophone Project Manager since 2012, Mr Houessou has been working in Francophone countries in West Africa, as well as Cameroon, and Gabon. He has also attended various workshops or summer schools on the continent such as the University of Cape Town and the University of Makerere.  His job with Afrobarometer has also enhanced his knowledge in the use of quantitative methods to measure public opinion in democracy and governance.

Publications

Dispatch
AD198: Tolerance in Benin: Progress and challenges
13 Apr 2018
Dispatch
AD198: La tolérance sociale au Bénin: Acquis et défis
13 Apr 2018
Policy paper
PP45: Local governance in Benin: A guarantee of sustainable development?
29 Mar 2018
Policy paper
PP45: La municipalité au Bénin: Une institution garante de développement durable?
29 Mar 2018
Dispatch
AD153: Les changements climatiques détériorent la production agricole et la vie, selon les Béninois
20 Jun 2017
Dispatch
AD146: Au Bénin, les citoyens préfèrent limiter les mandats présidentiels à deux – pas à un seul
15 May 2017
Policy paper
PP31: En dépit des progrès, les soins de santé demeurent une haute priorité des Africains
7 Apr 2016
Policy paper
PP31: Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africa’s priority list
7 Apr 2016
Dispatch
AD62: Madagascar: En moitié africain, entièrement malgache
25 Feb 2022
Policy paper
PP28: Are policy reforms enough to improve satisfaction with health care? Evidence from Benin
3 Nov 2015
Dispatch
AD17: Les Béninois notent sévèrement le gouvernement dans la lutte contre la corruption
19 Mar 2015
Dispatch
AD33: Les Béninois évaluent les députés de l’Assemblée Nationale et leurs demandent de contrôler les actions du gouvernement
3 Jun 2015
Dispatch
AD31: Les Béninois soutiennent la démocratie mais décrient sa mise en oeuvre actuelle
1 Jun 2015
Policy paper
PP11: La demande de démocratie augmente en Afrique, mais la plupart des dirigeants politiques ne répondent pas aux attente
23 Apr 2014
Policy paper
PP11: Demand for democracy is rising in Africa, but most political leaders fail to deliver
23 Apr 2014
Dispatch
AD16: Inadequate access, poor government performance make water a top priority in Africa
8 Mar 2015