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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
WP171: Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior? Evidence from five African countries shows little to no effect on voter turnout or vote shares. Read more
WP165: Decentralization and quality of social service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa The purpose of this paper is to analyze, from a purely microeconomic perspective, the impact of decentralization on the quality of the delivery of social services in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more
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
AD91: Regional integration for Africa: Could stronger public support turn ‘rhetoric into reality’? Regional integration has been a development strategy for Africa for decades. The African Economic Community’s founding treaty in 1991 provided a framework targeting full political and economic integration by 2019. Read more
PP37: Are Africans willing to pay higher taxes or user fees for better health care? Struggling medical systems confront governments and citizens with difficult choices: Needed investment in the medical sector must compete with other priorities, and increasing health spending by cutting other programs may not be a popular or even... Read more
PP1: After a decade of growth in Africa, little change in poverty at the grassroots New data from Round 5 of the Afrobarometer, collected across an unprecedented 34 African countries between October 2011 and June 2013, demonstrates that “lived poverty” remains pervasive across the continent. This data, based on the views and... Read more
PP6: Oil and mining countries: Transparency low, official impunity high - 2013 Twenty-two of 34 African countries surveyed by Afrobarometer stake their countries' economic futures on development of mineral or oil production, but successful shepherding of these natural resources hinges on governments’ ability to manage them... Read more
AD75: Off-grid or ‘off-on’: Lack of access, unreliable electricity supply still plague majority of Africans Electricity is an important problem, according to surveyed citizens, though not their most important problem. Read more
PP11: Demand for democracy is rising in Africa, but most political leaders fail to deliver Africans express growing attachment to democracy according to citizen attitude surveys conducted by the Afrobarometer in 34 countries1. Seven out of ten Africans prefer democracy to other political regimes, and the proportion of deeply committed... Read more

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