Afrobarometer Receives $6 Million Grant from SIDA.

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a three-year, US$6 million in support of Afrobarometer`s new 10-year strategy.
Sida analyst and Deputy Head of Section Niklas Wu-Hansson; Felix Biga Afrobarometer COO; Joseph Asunka Afrobarometer CEO

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a three-year, US$6 million in support of Afrobarometer`s new 10-year strategy.

To support Afrobarometer’s new 10-year strategy, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a three-year, 66 million Swedish Kronor grant (roughly USD 6 million).

This will enable Afrobarometer to broaden its reach and enlighten the path forward for Africa’s development. Since the network’s launch in 1999, Sweden has given Afrobarometer its largest grant.

Afrobarometer, a non-profit company limited by guarantee with headquarters in Ghana, is a pan-African, non-partisan survey research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, the economy, and society.

Niklas Wu-Hansson, a SIDA Analyst and the Deputy Head of the Section announced on Friday during the Afrobarometer Summer School 2022, which was jointly organized by the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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SIDA has been a long-standing partner to Afrobarometer since the very beginning. We look forward to the expansion of Afrobarometer’s regional coverage, allowing it to continue to amplify the voice of ordinary Africans,” Wu-Hansson said.

As part of its mission to “make citizen voice a key pillar of Africa policy and decision-making,” Afrobarometer will be able to use the grant to expand its coverage of African nations.

Through gathering, analyzing, and disseminating African citizens’ aspirations and experiences on governance, democracy, gender, the environment, and other issues over the past two decades, the pan-African research network has redesigned Africa’s data landscape. 39 African nations are currently receiving surveys from Round 9 of the Afrobarometer project and its national partners.

Afrobarometer CEO – Joseph Asunka expressed his appreciation for the grant agreement by saying, “This partnership strengthens Afrobarometer’s resolve to extend its presence and intellectual leadership on the continent. We sincerely appreciate Sida’s continued belief in our abilities and support. We’re still committed to advancing Africa, and this partnership will help us do that and show how important and relevant our work is to doing so.

About SIDA

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is a federal organization. Its goal is to lessen poverty and oppression worldwide as part of Sweden’s national policy for global development. Swedish tax revenues are used to support Sida.

About Afrobarometer

Afrobarometer (AB) is a trusted source of high-quality data and analysis on what Africans think. With an unmatched track record of 350,000+ interviews in 39 countries, representing the views of 80% of the African population, AB is leading the charge to bridge the continent’s data gap. AB data inform many global indices, such as the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer, and the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators. The data are also used for country risk analyses and by credit rating and forecasting agencies such as the Economist Intelligence Unit. All Afrobarometer (AB) data sets are publicly available on the website and may be analyzed free of charge using AB’s online data analysis tool.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Afrobarometer.

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