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Richard Houessou

Network staff
Richard is the surveys manager for Francophone Africa


Mr 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 field of research are in economics development, political economy and a specific focus in the use of experimental methods. With roughly 15 years in 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, Gabon, and Madagascar. He has also attended various workshops or summer schools on the continent such as University of Cape Town and University of Makerere.  His job with Afrobarometer has also enhanced his knowledge in the use to quantitative method to measure the public opinion in democracy and governance.