Cooperation in WVS wave 7

During the planning and implementation of the WVS-7 survey round, WVS Association has been cooperating with the following organizations and research projects who all in different ways supported and facilitated WVS-7 survey. We express sincere gratitude to our partners for their support!

United National Development Program

In 2018 as a part of WVS-7 survey round, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Values Survey Association have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to facilitate cooperation on measuring Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 indicators. Together, UNDP and WVSA will contribute to the measurement methodologies of the SDG 16 indicators. The parties will specifically collaborate on the methodology of measuring SDG indicator 16.7.2: Proportion of population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive, by sex, age, disability and population group. A global indicator, which currently lacks an agreed methodology and for which the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre coordinates UNDP’s custodianship responsibilities.  

World Bank

Cooperation contract between WVSA and the World Bank commenced in Spring 2018. In May-July 2018 WVSA has completed a research project in the Middle East in cooperation with the World Bank. Within the framework of this project, WVSA team developed and implemented a module of questions exploring the issues of social contract; the module was introduced into the WVS-7 survey fieldwork in 4 MENA countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt. Samples of N=1200 respondents have been interviewed in each of the 4 countries using face to face interview method. WVSA expects to continue the study of social contract in other countries in the Middle East. WVS-7 fieldwork will be completed in December 2019; over 10 MENA countries are expected to join WVS wave 7.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Cooperation between the WVSA and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) commenced in 2017. Within the frame of this cooperation, a new survey module on gender norms and family planning which addresses a number of important issues, including primary role in decision-making on household issues, family expenses, marriage, sexual relations, contraception etc. has been developed and piloted in Nigeria. The survey was conducted in December 2017 – January 2018; a total of 1237 interviews have been completed in Nigeria.

Inter-American Development Bank