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BP159: Good governance and democracy in East Africa: What do citizens think? Do the democratic experiences of four countries lead to shared or divergent expectations? 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
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
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
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
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
WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa Can digital information and communication technology foster mass political mobilization? 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
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
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

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