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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PP51: Taking stock: Citizen priorities and assessments three years into the SDGs
Unemployment tops the most important problems that Africans want their governments to address, followed by health, infrastructure/roads, water/sanitation, education, management of the economy, and poverty. Read more
Does Ghana want a free press? Popular support for media freedom drops sharply. Read more
Elect or appoint? In Ghana, demand for transparency, accountability drives call for electing local leaders. Read more
Does proportional representation encourage citizen protests? Evidence from Africa. Read more
Why do so many crime victims in Africa not report to the police? It’s less about trust and more about access. Read more
Afrobarometer Round 7: Survey in Ghana, 2017 Read more
WP179: Electricity provision and tax mobilization in Africa
How reliable electricity in Africa could jump-start tax compliance – and pay for itself. Read more
Checks on presidential power: African citizens see important roles for voters, Parliament, courts, media Read more
Ghanaians value and insist on rule of law, but see inequities in how laws are applied. Read more
Two forms of lawless violence dominated headlines in Ghana in 2017, though neither was new: mob “justice” applied to suspected criminals and vigilantism by disgruntled politicalparty thugs. Read more

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