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Engineers for Africa. Identifying engineering capacity needs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Supporting document 2: Analysis of survey responses

This paper presents the main findings from an electronic survey distributed to practicing engineers and decision-makers (that is, people in senior positions who rely on and engage with engineers) in the engineering sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The electronic survey is complemented by two other research tools: (i) a series of semi-structured interviews with senior figures in the engineering profession and (ii) a literature review. The results of the three elements of the study are brought together in the Summary Report. The aim of this research is to improve our understanding of capacity building needs in the engineering sector in sub- Saharan Africa, in support of the A-UK partnership. The specific purpose of the electronic survey was to gather data regarding perceptions of the engineering profession in SSA, its current capacity and priorities for capacity building interventions. A total of 113 completed questionnaires were received from professional engineers and a further 29 from the survey for decision-makers.