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Personal living conditions | Kenya | 2005-2016
Economic paradox in Kenya

More favourable perceptions amidst economic insecurity.

More in Dispatch 169.

Freedom of information in Botswana

Citizens back private communication, public accountability

More in Dispatch 172.

The autocratic trust bias

Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions

More in Working Paper 176.

 Equal access to life opportunities for girls/women | Kenya | 2016
Gender equality in Kenya

Citizens see gains, but support for women’s empowerment still uneven

More in Dispatch 170.

Trust in the Independent Electoral Commission | Botswana | 2006-2017
Electronic voting in Botswana?

Amid declining trust in electoral commission, citizens skeptical of switch to machines.

More in Dispatch 168.

Why citizens avoid courts | Mali | 2014
Limited access to justice

Malians’ access to legal system severely compromised by perceived bias, corruption, complexity.

More in Dispatch 166.

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Afrobarometer director receives MLK Award

Prof. Gyimah-Boadi honoured for advancing democracy, good governance, and economic opportunity.

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