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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“Bounded autonomy”: How a lack of political independence limits Zimbabweans’ trust in their courts and electoral commission. Read more
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
La majorité des Béninois (52%) pensent que « la plupart » ou « tous » les agents des impôts sont corrompus. Read more
PP49: Heal the beloved country: Zimbabwe’s polarized electorate
Zimbabwe’s Partisan Trust Gap wider than ever. Read more
Elect or appoint? In Ghana, demand for transparency, accountability drives call for electing local leaders. Read more
Public attitudes toward Zimbabwe’s 2018 election: Downbeat yet hopeful? New analysis from Afrobarometer. Read more
Food, health, poverty, water: How Malian citizens prioritize problems and the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more
Faced with the disappointing performance of centralized systems, many African states opted for decentralization in the 1990s in a bid to ensure that their citizens receive quality services (Anago, 2009). Read more
Uganda’s democracy satisfaction gap: How delivery of electoral, political, and economic goods impacts support for democracy Read more
Tax compliance in Africa: Citizens affirm paying taxes as a civic duty but lack trust in tax department. Read more

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