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Lived poverty drops in two-thirds of surveyed countries in Africa While adequate food and clean water remain daily challenges for millions of Africans, poverty at the household level – “lived poverty” – has declined in two-thirds of countries surveyed by Afrobarometer, newly released survey findings show. Read more
Despite progress, basic infrastructure still a challenge in Africa Despite progress over the past decade, the development of infrastructure for electricity, water, sewerage, and roads remains an enormous challenge across Africa, especially in rural areas, new Afrobarometer survey data indicate. Read more
Unemployment, education top list of Africans’ problems, priorities Africans’ most urgent problem is unemployment, and their top priority for more government investment is education, according to Afrobarometer’s latest round of surveys across Africa. Read more
The trial of Hissène Habré: A test case for international criminal justice in Africa The recent court appearance of former Chadian despot Hissène Habré is a landmark for international criminal justice on the continent. Read more
PP11: Demand for democracy is rising in Africa, but most political leaders fail to deliver Africans express growing attachment to democracy according to citizen attitude surveys conducted by the Afrobarometer in 34 countries1. Seven out of ten Africans prefer democracy to other political regimes, and the proportion of deeply committed... 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
PP16: Support for the formation of a federation of East African states: Citizens’ attitudes in Kenya and Tanzania Political leaders in the five countries of the East African Community (EAC) – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi – have made concerted efforts to promote the benefits of an East African Federation (EAF). The signing of regional integration... Read more
AD4: Political accountability in East African countries: Who should make MPs and councillors do their jobs? One of the critical challenges facing African countries today is how to make governments work for the people – using resources at their disposal efficiently, delivering public goods and services, and guaranteeing an equitable distribution of... Read more
PP37: Are Africans willing to pay higher taxes or user fees for better health care? Struggling medical systems confront governments and citizens with difficult choices: Needed investment in the medical sector must compete with other priorities, and increasing health spending by cutting other programs may not be a popular or even... 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

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