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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
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
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
PP4: Governments falter in fight to curb corruption A majority of people in 34 African countries condemn their governments' anti-corruption efforts, according to Afrobarometer surveys of more than 51,000 people between October 2011 and June 2013. Read more
AD69: Building on progress: Infrastructure development still a major challenge in Africa Political leaders and ordinary citizens emphasize the importance of infrastructure development in Africa and call for greater investment in infrastructure. Read more
WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa Can digital information and communication technology foster mass political mobilization? Read more
AD5: World AIDS Day: Most African governments win high marks for efforts to fight HIV/AIDS HIV and AIDS remains the leading cause of death in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa, the hardest-hit region, is home to 71% of the world’s 35 million people living with HIV, including 91% of the world’s HIV-infected children. Despite these grim statistics,... Read more
AD57: Call the police? Across Africa, citizens point to police and government performance issues on crime Public perceptions include difficulty in getting police assistance, poor government performance in reducing crime. 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

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