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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WP179: Electricity provision and tax mobilization in Africa
How reliable electricity in Africa could jump-start tax compliance – and pay for itself. 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
Afrobarometer Round 7: Survey in Nigeria, 2017. 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
Ghanaians value and insist on rule of law, but see inequities in how laws are applied. 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
L’éducation au Bénin: Les citoyens approuvent la gratuité mais préfèrent la qualité. Read more
Tanzania's summary of results (2017). Read more
In a stable political environment since independence in 1968, Mauritius transformed itself from a low-income country dependent on sugar into an upper-middle-income country with growing wealth creation from financial services, tourism, and other service... Read more

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