CROP Participates in TVT's 'L'bala' Show

CROP Participates in TVT's 'L'bala' Show

On June 4, 2022, CROP had the honor of being invited by Togolese Television (TVT) to participate live in the "L'bala" show. The program focused on the results of the second dissemination and addressed the role of opposition political parties as well as the issue of violence against children.

Dr. Adaba Koffi Amessou, a political sociologist and affiliated researcher with CROP, represented the organization during this morning show, which began at 8:10 AM GMT. The program was hosted by a team of five presenters, including two women and three men.

Dr. Adaba was introduced by Ms. Lys Gnimtou Djamie, the main presenter of the show. He had the opportunity to present the Afrobarometer Network, a non-profit, independent pan-African network of researchers dedicated to producing high-quality data on African citizens' perceptions of democracy, governance, and quality of life. This network has been conducting studies in over thirty African countries since the early 2000s.

CROP, the Center for Research and Opinion Polls, is the national partner of the Afrobarometer network in Togo. Dr. Adaba highlighted CROP's key role in the second dissemination of results from the 9th Round, which focused on the perceptions of Togolese citizens regarding opposition political parties. The data revealed that although Togolese people believe the presence of opposition parties is important, they generally do not trust them. Key percentages and details were discussed.

Dr. Adaba also explained how Afrobarometer collects data rigorously and scientifically, including surveying 1200 citizens aged 18 or older in Togo. He emphasized that the representativeness of the sample is more important than its absolute size, as it ensures a margin of error of 3% and a confidence level of 95% with standardized questionnaires 

Lastly, the show addressed the issue of violence against children, particularly the justification of such violence by a majority of Togolese citizens. Dr. Adaba pointed out that Afrobarometer surveys cover a diverse range of topics related to democracy, governance, children's well-being, and more.

Dr. Adaba took the opportunity to announce the upcoming dissemination focusing on democracy and gender. He encouraged viewers to visit the Afrobarometer website ( for more details on surveys and results.

CROP's participation in the "L'bala" show served to raise awareness among the Togolese public about the high-quality research and data produced by Afrobarometer while fostering constructive discussions on crucial issues for Togolese society.