Briefing papers

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L’objectif de ce bulletin est d’analyser les opinions des citoyens burkinabè sur les chefs coutumiers. Plus précisément, nous demandons si les citoyens burkinabè veulent que les pouvoirs de leurs chefs traditionnels soient augmenter et si les chefs... Read more
Briefing Paper No. 78: Situation socioéconomique des Burkinabè et performance du gouvernement Read more
L’objectif de ce bulletin est d’analyser les opinions des Burkinabé sur leurs conditions de vie et la situation économique actuelle du pays ainsi que sur la performance du gouvernement actuel. Read more
L'enquête Afrobaromètre de décembre 2008 a demandé à un échantillon représentatif de maliens âgés de 18 ans et plus comment ils percevaient la manière dont le Gouvernement répond à un certain nombre de préoccupations. Ce document d'information... Read more
This policy brief examines public attitudes towards MPs, and indirectly towards the electoral system in South Africa in 2008. The Afrobarometer survey did not ask directly whether people wanted electoral reform, including constituency-based selection of... Read more
This bulletin draws on data collected in four Afrobarometer surveys of public attitudes to examine trends in party support in Malawi over the course of the last decade, looking especially at the extent of regionalism in Malawian party politics. How... Read more
If one picks up an annual economic and social report on Malawi, it will indicate how the government has performed on various fronts, including sectoral growth, overall gross domestic product (GDP) growth, inflation, exchange and interest rate movements,... Read more
BP73: Popular opinions of democracy in Liberia, 2008
After four years of democratic rule, what do Liberians think about the state of democracy in their country, the performance of democratic institutions, and the prospects for democracy? The country’s first Afrobarometer survey, conducted in December 2008... Read more
BP72: Land disputes in Liberia: Disputes from below, 2008
An Afrobarometer survey was conducted for the first time in Liberia in 2008. The findings enable us to assess popular opinions on land disputes and the likely consequences for peace and stability in Liberia. Read more
BP71: Popular appraisals of socio-economic conditions in Liberia, 2008
This paper seeks to present a snapshot of what ordinary Liberians think about the country’s current economic conditions, their appraisals of the government’s efforts to manage the economy, and their perceptions of how the country’s economic situation is... Read more