Prior to the launch of Sauti za Wanananchi in Kenya, Twaweza carried out a study to examine the Kenyan polling market, and to establish the potential of Sauti za Wananachi as a platform for regular citizen feedback on critical emerging issues in Kenya. This report highlights the key findings of this formative study.
The overarching study objectives were to:
- Map out the key players, information and knowledge brokers and intermediaries that are critical in terms of influencing the use of opinion poll data in decision making.
- Explore the perceptions and views of opinion makers, data intermediaries and policy makers on citizen opinion polls, including
- Are there any polices, guidelines and procedures especially within government (National and County) that seek to mainstream opinion polls into decision making.
- To what extent do opinion polls contribute to public dialogue, and policy and decision making in Kenya currently
- Investigate the current practices, beliefs, barriers, and motivations in regards to the use of opinion polls data in governance, policy and decision making.
In the longer run – over a period of two years – we want to understand whether Sauti za Wananchi, as a representation of the voices of Kenyan citizens, injects evidence into public (media) debate and/or policy planning, as well as promotes the government’s own use of independent data as an assessment of its own performance.
To find out more, read the brief
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