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.
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