Director - Yemen Polling Center

Hafez Albukari, President

Holding a degree in journalism from Sana'a University, Faculty of Mass Information, Hafez has a long experience of working  as a journalist and reporter for several Yemeni and foreign media outlets. In 2004, Hafez was elected as General Secretary of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate.
As research fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, D.C. from October 2006 to August 2007, he conducted research on freedom of press in the Arab world. As founder of YPC, he specialized in media and public opinion research.

YPC's Team

YPC has a qualified and experience, which is supported by numerous external experts, consultants and scholars in academia in Yemen and abroad.
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About YPC

The Yemen Polling Center (YPC) is an independent research center. It was established in 2004 and received its registration certificate No. 147 from the Ministry of Social Affairs & Labor in December 2005.

As the first and only polling center in Yemen, YPC prides itself on providing the highest quality in social science research. Furthermore, YPC is the 2010 recipient of the Best Partner in the Middle East and North Africa award from Gallup Organisation. YPC designs and performs opinion polls, surveys, and employs other methods in studies, which serve the research needs of national and international institutions, non-profit organizations, corporations, government agencies, and professional associations.

YPC conducts public attitude surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, demographic studies, and market research employing both quantitative and qualitative methods for development projects, international organizations and foundations, publications, business groups, banks, and other stakeholders.

As a member of both the World Association for Public Opinion Research and the American Association for Public Opinion Research, YPC remains committed to excellence in all aspects of social science.

YPC has a dedicated, well-experienced, and qualified team. In addition, YPC cooperates with dozens of experts, consultants and university professors within Yemen and abroad. Out of the more than 2,500 field researchers the Center has examined and trained, YPC has selected about 500 enumerators throughout the country for its field research, fifty per cent of whom are female. Its experience, as well as its personnel and technical resources, allow YPC to conduct surveys of any size throughout all of Yemen’s governorates while adhering to the most stringent international standards in data quality and insuring cost effective and timely studies.

Since its inception YPC has conducted, and is currently conducting, dozens of qualitative and quantitative research projects on a multitude of issues ranging from satellite television, radio consumption patterns, consumer attitudes, human rights, women’s rights, political reform issues, corruption, public health, and other governance related studies. In addition to numerous successfully completed public opinion surveys and research projects, YPC has implemented several economic surveys and qualitative studies, covering all governorates in Yemen. YPC has surveyed more than 150,000 Yemeni citizens through face-to-face interviews.

YPC has wide experience in implementing internationally funded projects. It has cooperated, and thus far conducted, dozens of projects with numerous international institutions including the European Union, Charney Research, the Center for International and Private Enterprises (CIPE), Danicom Media Consultancy Company, Gallup, the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), the Pan-Arab Research Center (PARC), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Research Institute (London), the University of Bonn, the University of Michigan, World Food Program (WFP), UNDP, National Democratic Institute (NDI) United State Institute of Peace (USIP), State Department, and the World Bank.


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