Staff Profiles

Dr. Wilford Molefe

Wilford Molefe

Faculty of Social Sciences


Senior Lecturer

Location: Social Science building 240, Office 216
Phone: +267 355 2696
Email Dr. Wilford Molefe

PhD in Statistics from the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia

MSc. in Statistics from Sheffield University, England

PGD in Science from Sheffield University, England

BA in Statistics, University of Botswana

Dr Wilford Molefe is Statistician by profession and a trained survey research methodology specialist. He holds a PhD (2011) in Survey Research Methodology (sample design for small area estimation) from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. He also holds an MSc in Statistics (1997) from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, a Post-graduate diploma in Science (1995) from the University of Sheffield and BA (1993) in Statistics degree from the University of Botswana.

He is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of the Statistics at the University of Botswana. Dr Molefe is a member of the International Biometric Society (IBS), the University of Botswana Democracy Research Project (DRP), the Botswana Statistical Association (BOSA) and the Botswana Chapter of the Afrobarometer research network.

Basic or elementary statistics

Statistical modelling

Statistical inference

Survey methodology - sample survey design, analysis methods for complex social survey data and sample design for small area estimation

Research methods

Design of surveys

Small area estimation

Applied statistics

Survey design methodology for small area estimation

  1. Duduzile Gorata MANYEAGAE, Wilford MOLEFE, Batlang SEABO, (2019). Assessing the Determinants of Trust in Public Institutions in Botswana: A Multilevel Linear Model Approach. Afrika Statistika. Volume 6(2), pp 663-687. Doi:
  2. Keorapetse SEDIAKGOTLA, Wilford MOLEFE, Kehinde Dahud SHANGODOYIN, (2019). Time Series Modelling of Monthly average Temperature in Gaborone-Botswana. Afrika Statistika. Volume 6(2), pp 689-710. Doi:
  3. W. B. Molefe (2015). Setting the small area estimation priorities in practice, Journal of the Ethiopian Statistical Association (JESA). Vol. 24 p.1-10.
  4. Wilford B. Molefe and Robert Graham Clark (2015). Model-assisted optimal allocation for planned domains using composite estimation, Survey Methodology. Vol. 41 No. 2 p. 377-387


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