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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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
Local government services in South Africa: Councillors and citizens are critical links in overcoming persistent inequities Read more
To what extent do ordinary Africans feel they can combat corruption? What informs whether citizens believe they can play a role? Read more
Will economic and security challenges test Tunisia’s democracy? Read more
Access to justice for all citizens has long been recognized as a cornerstone of democracy, good governance, and effective and equitable development. Read more
Five Southern African countries have democracies dominated by parties that emerged from liberation movements and have governed since independence: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Read more
Struggling medical systems confront governments and citizens with difficult choices: Needed investment in the medical sector must compete with other priorities, and increasing health spending by cutting other programs may not be a popular or even... Read more
PP36: Do Africans still want democracy?
Democratic consolidation in Africa: recent setbacks, long-term gains. Read more

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