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GeoPoll Releases African Media Ratings for Quarter Two 2017

Posted by Njeri Wangari on July 31, 2017

As Kenyans prepare to go into a general election in a weeks time, a recent survey by GeoPoll and Portland indicates that mainstream media is still the most trusted source of news and information on election news with TV and Radio leading. GeoPoll continues to provide overnight media ratings for  Radio and TV which continue be most popular broadcast media in Africa, GeoPoll has analyzed the top TV and Top Radio Stations in 8 African Countries for the second quarter of 2017. 

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Topics: TV, Top TV stations, Media Measurement, top radio stations, audience ratings, KGMM, media rankings africa, quarter 2 media ratings

Kenya's Presidential Debate attracts 9.6 Million Viewers – GeoPoll

Posted by Njeri Wangari on July 31, 2017

On 24th July 2017, seven television stations in Kenya showed a live broadcast of the 2017 Kenyan Presidential debate. Approximately 9.6 Million viewers countrywide were tuned in according to GeoPoll.

The viewership numbers captured through GeoPoll’s Media Measurement service less than 2 weeks to Kenya’s general elections give some interesting insights on viewership of the debate which was broadcast from 1700 to 2130hrs local time.

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40 Percent of Jordanians Do Not Have Enough Water to Meet Their Daily Needs

Posted by Njeri Wangari on July 27, 2017

In June 2017, GeoPoll conducted an SMS-based straw poll to more than 240 respondents in Jordan to understand accessibility to clean water, impact of accessibility on household habits, and water collection methods. As part of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN identified clean water and sanitation as its sixth goal with a mission to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” by 2030. Yet, despite this focus and substantial investment in Jordan’s water infrastructure over the past two decades, Jordanians have mixed perceptions on progress against this development objective.   

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Topics: sustainable development, water infrastructure, Jordan, access to clean water

Fake News in Kenya's 2017 General Election Widespread - Survey Report

Posted by Njeri Wangari on July 25, 2017

In Kenya, social media is fundamentally reshaping how citizens communicate and how brands and campaigners get their message across. With some four million Kenyans expected to be voting for the first time in this year’s election, social media will be a key channel. 

So just how big a problem is fake news in Kenya and what impact is it having on the way people consume information? This is a question on the minds of communications professionals and political campaigners alike, as well as the media and citizens.

The findings from a joint survey report from GeoPoll and Portland Communications are both surprising and revealing and provide much food for thought for communicators, campaigners and brands looking to cut through and communicate to Kenyans in the digital age.

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Topics: Fake News in Kenya 2017 election

GeoPoll and Portland launch a Survey Report on Fake News in Kenya

Posted by Njeri Wangari on July 19, 2017

A new study reveals that 90% of Kenyans have seen or heard false news around the 2017 general election, with 87% reporting instances of deliberately false – or fake – news. The Reality of Fake News in Kenya, launched today in Nairobi, is the first-ever study aimed at quantifying the prevalence and impact of false information during an election campaign in Africa. The nationwide survey was led by strategic communications consultancy Portland in collaboration with GeoPoll. 

In Kenya, social media is fundamentally reshaping how citizens communicate and how brands and campaigners get their message across. With some four million Kenyans expected to be voting for the first time in this year’s election, social media will be a key channel.

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Topics: Fake News in Kenya, Fake News Survey report, Portland Communications, 2017 Kenyan Elections

Survey Assesses Local Government Accountability & Performance in Malawi

Posted by Njeri Wangari on June 27, 2017

In Malawi, GeoPoll recently partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Local Government Accountability and Performance (LGAP) project, which is implemented by DAI, to conduct surveys that measured the effectiveness and legitimacy of local government units. GeoPoll designed a district capacity index (DCI) and citizen perception survey to measure the effectiveness and legitimacy of local government at a district level. 

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Topics: Malawi, Government Services, performance surveys, government accountability

Survey Measures Impact of Kenyan Agribusiness Project

Posted by Njeri Wangari on June 21, 2017

Between March and April 2017, GeoPoll conducted surveys with more than 250 Kenyan farmers on behalf of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) and Triple Line Consulting Ltd. The surveys targeted banana, French beans and papaya farmers selling crops to Mount Kenyan Gardens Ltd. under the AECF-Mount Kenya Gardens project. Results from the survey helped Mount Kenyan Gardens and AECF understand how farmers benefit from the program’s training and provide valuable insights into how the project improves agribusiness in counties near Mount Kenya region. 

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Topics: food security, Mount Kenya Gardens Project

GeoPoll and WFP Partner to Adapt Key Nutrition Indicator to Mobile

Posted by Njeri Wangari on June 15, 2017

 In Malawi, GeoPoll recently partnered with the World Food Programme’s mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) team to conduct a series of SMS surveys on women’s diet quality using the Minimum Dietary Diversity – Women (MDD-W) indicator. This exciting study marks the first time that MDD-W has been successfully adapted to SMS and monitored through the mobile phone.

 

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Topics: WFP, micronutrients, Malawi, Key Nutrition Indicator, MDD-W, mVAM

58 percent of Congolese unhappy with Government’s handling of the current Ebola outbreak

Posted by Njeri Wangari on June 13, 2017

Most Congolese do not believe that hospitals and the government are handling the current outbreak effectively. Most are also not very confident in the government’s ability to handle a wider outbreak. This is according to a GeoPoll survey run in the Democratic Republic of Congo concerning the recent Ebola outbreak that occurred in the country. 

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, ebola outbreak, ebola virus awareness survey

GeoPoll uses SMS to Map Adoption of ISFM Practices in Rwanda

Posted by Njeri Wangari on May 26, 2017

In partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), GeoPoll conducted two rounds of SMS-based surveys to determine the drivers of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) practices for Rwandan farmers. During the first round of surveys conducted at the beginning of the harvest season (October – November 2016), GeoPoll utilized its database of 1.4 million mobile users in Rwanda to identify and reach 1,308 farmers across five provinces. At the end of the harvest, GeoPoll conducted a second round of surveys in March 2017—targeting the same 1,308 farmers surveyed in 2016.

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Topics: Rwandan Farmers, farming practices, integrated soil fertility management

  

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