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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AD184: Unemployment mars favourable assessment of Batswana government performance
Most important problem’ mars positive marks for government performance in Botswana. Read more
WP178: Viewing society from space: Image-based sociocultural prediction models
Using satellite images to predict people’s attitudes about the economy, security, leadership, and social involvement: Evidence from Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. Read more
How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more
Afrobarometer Round 7: Survey in Botswana, 2017. Read more
Tax compliance in Africa: Citizens affirm paying taxes as a civic duty but lack trust in tax department. Read more
Freedom of information in Botswana: Citizens back private communication, public accountability Read more
The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
AD168: Amid declining trust in IEC, Batswana skeptical of electronic voting but favour other reforms
As Botswana approaches 2019 elections that will determine President Ian Khama’s successor and challenge the half-century rule of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) a bill requiring the use of electronic voting machines has sparked increasing controversy... Read more
Majority of Africans say corruption increased, believe ordinary people can make a difference. Read more
WP171: Do electoral handouts affect voting behavior?
Evidence from five African countries shows little to no effect on voter turnout or vote shares. Read more

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