Briefing papers

Introduction

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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Poverty continues to be a major challenge in Swaziland, exacerbated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Almost two-thirds (63%) of the Swazi population were living in severe poverty in 2012 (Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, 2012). Read more
Ce papier analyse de manière comparative les perceptions des citoyens burundais, kenyans, tanzaniens, et ougandais sur l’économie de leurs pays et leurs conditions de vie. Read more
BP153: Going in the wrong direction? Ugandans report declining government effectiveness
In the Round 5 Afrobarometer survey in Uganda, 74% of Ugandans said the country was headed in the wrong direction. This was a dramatic change from just one year earlier, when 28% said Uganda was headed in the wrong direction. Analysis of these findings... Read more
Africa’s transition to multiparty democracy has often been accompanied by a re-institutionalization of autocratic regimes and authoritarianism. This tension between the forces of progress and regression has become an enduring feature of Africa’s... Read more
La Côte d’Ivoire est en train de sortir d’une crise politico-militaire qui a duré près d’une décennie et qui a contribué à accentuer le niveau de pauvreté dans le pays. Aujourd’hui, un Ivoirien sur deux vivent en dessous du seuil de pauvreté (Enquête sur... Read more
Si dans certaines régions du Burkina Faso les chefs coutumiers ne diffèrent pratiquement en rien des citoyens ordinaires, ce n’est pas le cas dans d’autres régions. Dans les sociétés à autorités centralisées du Centre, du Nord, et de l’Est, où résident... Read more
Dans la littérature économique, beaucoup de spécialistes s’accordent sur l’impact positif de l’investissement en capital humain sur la croissance économique. Dans le cadre du plan mondial pour atteindre l’éducation pour tous et à travers les Objectifs du... Read more
Sur le plan juridique, la Constitution burkinabè consacre en son article 1er l’égalité entre tous les citoyens burkinabè et prohibe les discriminations fondées, entre autres, sur le sexe. Dans la pratique, les femmes et les jeunes filles burkinabè sont... Read more
Despite major efforts over the past two decades to create equal opportunities for women to participate in politics and to increase female representation in government leadership in sub-Saharan Africa, women's inclusion continues to be a major... Read more
The current East African Community (EAC) was formally launched in 2001 comprising of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. In 2007, the community expanded to include Rwanda and Burundi. Within this regional framework, the grouping has achieved two primary stages... Read more

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