At a meeting on 8 September 2021, Afrobarometer and DIE reinforced their institutional cooperation and shared joint research interests.
On the occasion of the change in Afrobarometer’s executive, Joseph Asunka (CEO Afrobarometer), Emmanuelle Gyimah-Boadi (co-founder and board chair of Afrobarometer) and Robert Mattes (co-founder of Afrobarometer and Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) visited the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). During the visit on 8 September 2021, Afrobarometer and (DIE) reinforced their institutional cooperation and shared joint research interests. In particular, Afrobarometer and DIE discussed questions about the conceptualisation and measurement of social cohesion, including the indicator-building for the difficult-to-measure concepts of inclusive identity and cooperation for the common good as attributes of social cohesion.
The pan-African survey research network Afrobarometer regularly collects data in more than 30 African countries about topics such as democracy, governance and society. Afrobarometer is a central cooperation partner of the Social Cohesion in Africa project at DIE that explores social cohesion in Africa in the context of international cooperation and development policy as well as strengthening and preventing factors of social cohesion.