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Poll Report #1, March 2015

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This report presents the results of a population survey based on 1,547 one-to-one interviews conducted in December 2014 with randomly selected adults in the cities of Goma, Bukavu, and Bunia, and the territoires of Nyiragongo, Rutshuru, and Masisi (Petit Nord). The margin of sampling error is ±5 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

This poll is the first of a series of polls that will be conducted to provide reliable data and analysis on peace, security, justice and re-construction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project is a joint initiative of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with MONUSCO Civil Affairs. HHI is responsible for the data collection, and independent analysis, and reporting of the results, in collaboration with partners at the Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs, Université Catholique de Bukavu, and Univer-sité de Bunia.

Main findings: 

  • After strong improvement, security remains stable in territoires of the ‘Petit Nord’ but confidence in security actors declines
  • Incidence of crimes decreased, except in Bukavu. Incidence of sexual violence is unchanged.
  • Trust in justice actors improves, but challenges remain

You can download the report as a PDF in English and in French.