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Afrobarometer (AB) is an independent, non-partisan, pan-African research network that provides reliable data on African citizens’ experiences and evaluations of democracy, governance, the economy, quality of life and many related issues. We believe that African societies thrive when African voices count in public policy and development. AB’s principal objective is to give ordinary African citizens a voice in policy making by capturing their experiences, evaluations, and perspectives and widely disseminating the findings to policy makers, policy advocates, civil society organizations, academics, news media, donors and investors, and ordinary Africans at the national, regional, continental, and global levels. AB envisions a world in which Africa’s development is based on a deeper understanding of the realities and preferences of its people; where governments, policy makers, thought leaders, funders, business leaders, and activists anchor their work in reliable and timely data on what African citizens really need and care about; and where citizens know that their voices count and claim their stake in the making of policies that affect their lives. Starting in 1999, AB operated as a loose network for two decades, with its project management unit housed at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development. Between 2018 and 2019, AB underwent a major organizational development process and has, since 2019, been incorporated as an independent organization registered in Ghana with its own governing board, an international advisory committee, and independent management structures. In addition to the AB Secretariat, based in Ghana, the Afrobarometer network is comprised of three Core Partners, each of which manages survey fieldwork and communications activities for a region or regions of the continent (based in Nairobi, Cape Town, and Accra), and National Partners in each country where AB works, who are the lead implementors of surveys and in-country communications. AB Support Units are located at University of Cape Town and Michigan State University.