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
Gender makes headlines in Tanzania, as when the president attacks birth control and endorses kicking pregnant girls out of school or when fake fingernails and eyelashes are banned from Parliament. Read more
AD227: Only one in three Tanzanians aware of climate change
Climate change in Tanzania: Most citizens who’ve heard of climate change say it’s making life worse. But most citizens have never heard of climate change. 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
AD193: Tanzanians see country on right track despite persistent poverty
Are Tanzania’s economic gains improving citizens’ lives? Majority see country on right track despite persistent poverty. Read more
Tanzania's summary of results (2017). Read more
How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more

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