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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For the first time in a generation, Zimbabweans will vote in presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections on July 30, 2018 without the name of Robert Mugabe at the top of the ballot. Read more
Public attitudes toward Zimbabwe’s 2018 election: Downbeat yet hopeful? New analysis from Afrobarometer. 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
Most Zimbabweans trust the army, but they don’t feel free to criticize it. Read more
Zimbabweans affirm public’s right to government information, but skeptical about access. 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

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