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
AD240: Ill-prepared? Health-care service delivery in Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans critical of government performance on basic health care. Read more
PP49: Heal the beloved country: Zimbabwe’s polarized electorate
Zimbabwe’s Partisan Trust Gap wider than ever. Read more
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

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