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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
PP38: Still no alternative? Popular views of the opposition in Southern Africa’s one-party dominant regimes Five Southern African countries have democracies dominated by parties that emerged from liberation movements and have governed since independence: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. 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
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
PP32: Violent extremism in Africa: Public opinion from the Sahel, Lake Chad, and the Horn Over the past two decades, the threat posed by violent extremist groups that espouse fundamentalist religious narratives has grown substantially across Africa (Hallowanger, 2014). The colonial era and the undemocratic rule that characterized many post-... Read more
PP2: Africa rising? Popular dissatisfaction with economic management despite a decade of growth New findings from the Afrobarometer, based on surveys conducted in an unprecedented 34 African countries between October 2011 and June 2013, reveal widespread dissatisfaction with current economic conditions despite a decade of strong growth. Africans... Read more
WP154: The face of African infrastructure: Service availability and citizens’ demands The need for infrastructure improvements is a top-tier economic, political, and social issue in nearly every African country. Although the academic and policy literature is extensive in terms of estimating the impact of infrastructure deficits on... 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
AD10: Crime and security in East Africa: Burundians feel most secure The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation comprising five countries in the Great Lakes region: Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The EAC has a protocol that identifies objectives for fostering regional peace and... Read more
AD3: Developing Africa’s infrastructure: The rough road to better services Inadequate access to basic infrastructure and development services remains a key impediment to improving health, welfare, and security for many Africans. While large majorities have ready access to schools and cell-phone services, many Africans still do... Read more

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