October 24, 2016. Beninese TV channel LC2 interviews ASE - IREEP researchers Richard Houessou and Lucrèce Ahandagbe as part of news coverage for the release of a new report by Afrobarometer (click here to access video). IREEP is an Afrobarometer core partner, providing technical assistance and support for the network’s francophone countries. We also organise summer schools for national partners to develop their statistical analysis skills. As the national partner for Benin, we conduct research, collect and disseminate information on the views of its citizens on democracy, governance, economic reform, civil society and the quality of life.


October 25, 2016. Weekly Beninese magazine Le Municipal publishes this week an interview with ASE President and Founder, Prof. Leonard Wantchekon. The interview (in French) is titled "Decentralization, an opportunity to promote our cultural and historical heritage for tourism industry development" and focuses on management of historical heritage and its impact on development. Click here to download it.

July 15, 2016. ASE President and Founder, Prof. Leonard Wantchekon, was interviewed on July 14 by Afrika 7. The interview (in French) was published on the occasion of Beninese President Patrice Talon's first 100 days in office. Click here to read the interview and here to download it in pdf.

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Albert G. Zeufack, World Bank's Chief Economist for Africa, visited the African School of Economics on Monday June 27, 2016. This was Mr. Zeufack’s first visit to Africa since he officially took office in May. The visit began with a meeting that counted with the participation of several faculty members and staff, led by ASE Dean Fr. Claude Domfang and IREEP Director Prof. Markus Olapade. It was an opportunity for Mr. Zeufack and his delegation to learn more about the programs taught at the School as well as several ongoing research projects carried out by IREEP, including educational projects in mathematics, local governance and social mobility.


See below media coverage of the event.



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Coverage by Beninese TV Channel E-Télé. It features ASE Dean Fr. Claude Domfang and Associate Dean Prof. David Gbaguidi. Click image to stream video.

Report on the results of Afrobarometer regarding electricity supply in Benin. Afrobarometer is an independent, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in more than 35 African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with decision makers, policy advocates, civic educators, journalists, researchers, donors and investors, as well as average Africans who wish to become more informed and active citizens. Visit the official website for more information:http://www.afrobarometer.org/

As a core partner of the Afrobarometer Network, IERPE provides technical assistance to the national partners in nine Francophone countries during each phase of the data collection and dissemination process. IERPE assists the partners by validating survey samples and collection tools, training data collectors, checking databases, validating progress reports, coordinating the writing of technical reports, and overseeing the dissemination and publication of final results. Countries of operation: Benin, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Senegal, Niger, Mali, Madagascar, Burkina Faso.


Coverage by local Beninese TV Channel BB24. It features IREEP Researcher Mr. Romaric Samson. Click image to stream video.