Arab Democracy Barometer

The joint Arab Democracy Barometer constitutes the second wave of surveys for both the Arab Barometer (University of Michigan) and the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI). Representative national surveys will be carried out by local research centres in 10 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Yemen.

The surveys will look at public attitudes toward cultural diversity, tolerance and equal opportunity; social, religious and political identity; conception of governance and understanding of democracy; and civic engagement and political participation. The data will enable scholars and others to make policy recommendations to address the deficits identified in the Arab Human Development Report, as well as other critical social, economic and political issues such as support for terrorism and radical ideologies. The overall goal is to promote political accountability and good governance, and to build capacity in public opinion research in the Arab region. 15150

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Start Date

Monday, March 15, 2010

End Date

Thursday, November 22, 2012


24 months

IDRC Officer

El-Rifai, Roula

Total funding

CA$ 370,000


Middle East, North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait

Project Leader

Bassma Kodmani


Arab Reform Initiative

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