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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
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
PP18: A window on policy priorities: Evidence from the citizens of 34 African countries The post-2015 sustainable development discourse has emphasized the need for a more inclusive and participatory policy framework projecting the voices of the people in policy-making and implementation processes. Some commentators have argued that while... Read more
AD74: Bons vizinhos? Africanos expressam elevados níveis de tolerância para muitos, mas não para todos Os académicos têm argumentado que a tolerância é "a endorfina do corpo político democrático," essencial para o livre intercâmbio político e cultural (Gibson & Gouws, 2005, p. 6). Seligson e Morino-Morales (2010, p. 37) reflectem esta... 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
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
WP170: Public trust in elections: The role of media freedom and election management autonomy What role do media freedom and election management autonomy play? 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
PP5: What people want from government: Basic services performance ratings, 34 countries Across 34 African countries, people's ratings of government performance in providing basic services -- water, sanitation and electricity -- are poor and declining. Ratings for health and education are somewhat better, but also declining.... 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

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