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PP3: The partnership of free speech and good governance in Africa Freedom of speech is not just valuable as a democratic end in itself. It is strongly linked to popular perceptions of both media effectiveness and good governance, according to new data from Afrobarometer, collected during face-to-face interviews with... Read more
PP8: Support for African women’s equality rises: Education, jobs and political participation still unequal Afrobarometer's survey of more than 50,000 people in 34 countries shows broad support for women's equality among both men and women, and widespread acceptance of women’s leadership capabilities. But significant minorities disagree, and... 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
WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa Can digital information and communication technology foster mass political mobilization? Read more
WP166: Ethnic diversity, segregation, and ethnocentric trust in Africa Ethnic diversity is generally associated with less social capital and lower levels of trust. However, most empirical evidence for this relationship is focused on generalized trust, rather than more theoretically appropriate measures of group-based trust. 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
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
PP35: Election quality, public trust are central issues for Africa’s upcoming contests Using 2014/2015 Afrobarometer data from 36 African countries, this analysis examines public perceptions of electoral management institutions and the quality of elections. Read more
AD112: Do trustworthy institutions matter for development? Corruption, trust, and government performance in Africa This Afrobarometer dispatch explores whether African citizens think that political institutions – ranging from the state presidency to local government councils – are worthy of their trust and whether public trust matters for development outcomes. Read more

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