Africa Check has commissioned several research studies to gain a better understanding of the impact of fact-checking on the continent, and promote fact-checking research in and about Africa. Since 2016, we have commissioned the following evaluations:

Title of study: “After the fact”: A qualitative evaluation of Africa Check

Researcher: Alan Finlay

Date of publication: January 2016

Country: South Africa

Title of study: From reducing fake news to validating the facts: A triangulated evaluation of the awareness and impact of Africa Check’s work in Nigeria

Researcher: Dr Theresa Amobi

Date of publication: January 2019

Country: Nigeria

Title of study: Le poids du Fact

Researcher: Dr Sahite Gaye

Date of publication: November 2018

Country: Senegal

Research briefs

Africa Check is working on a series of research briefing papers with Full Fact and Chequeado, funded by Luminate, to help fact-checkers tackle misinformation more effectively by identifying gaps and research needs. You can read more about the research programme here.

The research papers can be downloaded below:

Title of study: Public engagement with politics, information and news in Nigeria

Researcher: Natalie Tannous, Peter Belesiotis, Natalie Tchakarian & Ruth Stewart

Date of publication: November 2019

Country: Nigeria

Title of study: Public engagement with politics, information and news in South Africa

Researcher: Natalie Tannous, Peter Belesiotis, Natalie Tchakarian & Ruth Stewart

Date of publication: November 2019

Country: South Africa