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AD16: Inadequate access, poor government performance make water a top priority in Africa According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 748 million people do not have access to improved drinking water, including 325 million in sub-Saharan Africa. About 2.5 billion people live without improved sanitation (WHO, 2014). Read more
PP34: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political participation lags among African youth, especially women The latest results from Afrobarometer surveys in 36 countries reveal a wide gap between the aspirations set forth in the AU policy framework and the reality of youth political engagement in Africa today. Read more
PP7: Africa's willing taxpayers thwarted by opaque tax systems, corruption Afrobarometer survey data, covering 29 countries in sub-Saharan Africa reveal widespread citizen commitment to the principle of taxation and to taking responsibility – by paying their taxes – for national development. Read more
PP29: Africa’s growth dividend? Lived poverty drops across much of the continent Though Africa has recorded high levels of economic growth over the past decade, previous Afrobarometer surveys of citizens found little evidence that this growth had reduced levels of poverty in any consistent way. Read more
AD67: Where to start? Aligning Sustainable Development Goals with citizen priorities Where to start? What to prioritize, amidst so many needs and ambitions? Read more
AD85: Strong public support for ‘watchdog’ role backs African news media under attack Amid attacks on freedom of the media, citizens strongly support journalists’ ‘watchdog’ role. Read more
AD27: African publics back rights, responsibilities of media watchdogs Journalists have little doubt that a free and effective news media is a cornerstone of democracy and development. But do their customers – everyday citizens and consumers of news – agree with them, and thus help provide the backing that journalists need... Read more
WP153: Do men and women have different policy preferences, and if so, why? Gender quotas to increase women’s representation are often motivated by the assumption that men and women have different policy preferences. In Africa – where gender quotas have been particularly widespread – we find that gender differences in... Read more
BP159: Good governance and democracy in East Africa: What do citizens think? Do the democratic experiences of four countries lead to shared or divergent expectations? Read more
AD115: Job performance of MPs, local councillors: Are representatives serving voters or themselves? Members of Parliament (MPs) and local government councillors are elected to represent their constituents. In a functioning democracy, these office-holders are expected to represent the public interest and to be accountable to those who elected them. Read more

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