Who we are

Africa Polling Institute (API) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan opinion research think-tank, which conducts opinion polls, surveys, social research and evaluation studies at the intersection of democracy, governance, economic conditions and public life. Our main objective is to produce and disseminate credible opinion research data to support better decisions, public policy, practice and advocacy in sub-Saharan Africa.

API was established on the belief that citizens participation in democratic governance can deepen the continent’s democratic experience, strengthen public institutions and promote social cohesion.

API is independent of governments, political parties, commercial interests, trade unions and other interest groups. The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by an Advisory Board drawn from different areas of expertise and countries