Friday, September 30, 2011
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Governance Research in Africa
Global Integrity is embarking on a five-year collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to generate original data on a range of governance issues across all 54 African countries. This data will strengthen future iterations of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, an index based on four main categories: Safety and Rule of Law; Participation and Human Rights; Sustainable Economic Opportunity; and Human Development. The Index has and will continue to shape the debate on the continent around governance reform priorities.
As part of this effort, Global Integrity is recruiting teams of researchers in all 54 African countries to carry out original research and data gathering. There are different roles for interested contributors. Locally-based lead researchers will combine desk research with interviews of key informants to answer roughly 100 questions (or “indicators”) around governance issues in their country using an expert assessment methodology. Reviewers (including national, regional, and functional reviewers) are similarly qualified experts who will review the draft indicators and provide critical commentary and suggested corrections to strengthen the final results for each country. All contributing experts will use an easy-to-use web-based platform (the Indaba fieldwork platform) for submitting and reviewing content.
Deadline: October 15, 2011