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
Democratic participation in Botswana: Most citizens say they vote in elections and attend community meetings, but interest in public affairs is declining. Read more
Batswana support democracy, but satisfaction and perceived freedom of speech decline. 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
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
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

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