Project Summary

The University of Michigan and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), with support from the University of Witwatersrand, will collate results from roughly 300 polling stations in countries to which EISA will send observer missions in 2018-19. Election observers will gather information about security arrangements, incidents of political violence, and public infrastructure and services in the areas served by individual polling stations. This information will be geocoded and linked to local election returns. The resulting data sets will allow academics and practitioners to analyze the relationship between elections and violence and to identify local factors - such as public infrastructure and services - that can inform efforts to promote sustainable peace in Africa.

Funding

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Investigators

  • M. Anne Pitcher

Project Period

2018-07-01 - 2020-06-30