Publications

Welcome to the Afrobarometer publications section. For short, topical analyses, try our briefing papers (for survey rounds 1-5) and dispatches (starting with Round 6). For longer, more technical analyses of policy issues, check our policy papers. Our working papers are full-length analytical pieces developed for publication in academic journals or books. You can also search the entire publications database by keyword(s), language, country, and/or author.

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AD328: Guineans want accountable government and presidential term limits
In Guinea, elections have rarely been routine. Delays, disputes, and violence have marked many elections as scores of political parties slug it out and security forces confront protesters in the street. Read more
PP61: Gains and gaps: Perceptions and experiences of gender in Africa
Africans share at least some of the SDG ambitions to create more equal societies. Across 34 countries, substantial majorities support women’s right to run for political office (71%) and to own and inherit land (72%). Read more
Most Mauritians say that leaders should be chosen through regular, open, and honest elections. Read more
Now that sustained popular protests have ended former President Omar al-Bashir’s threedecade rule and achieved a power-sharing agreement among the military, civilian representatives, and protest groups (International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2019... Read more
Les Togolais sont insatisfaits de la performance du gouvernement en education. Read more
Gender equality in South Africa: Despite progressive laws, barriers to full parity persist. Read more
In eSwatini, many citizens doubt benefits of broadly legalizing marijuana, but few would report violations. Read more
Delivering dissatisfaction: Gambians’ list of priorities sends clear message to government – focus on service delivery. Read more
'Updata-ing' the narrative about African migration
Migration has become a staple of the news in many countries, filled with images of desperate Africans fleeing an impoverished continent, poised to descend on the West. Read more
AD321: Is Benin’s democracy living up to its reputation?
In Benin, strong majorities say that citizens have to be careful about what they say about politics (66%), which political organizations they join (69%), and how they vote (78%). Read more

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