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PP35: Election quality, public trust are central issues for Africa’s upcoming contests
Using 2014/2015 Afrobarometer data from 36 African countries, this analysis examines public perceptions of electoral management institutions and the quality of elections. Read more
Zimbabwe and other Southern African countries are facing one of their worst food shortages in decades. Read more
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) counts among its 15 member states1 the region’s richest country (South Africa) as well as some of its poorest; landlocked as well as island states; and states with some of the largest populations in... Read more
This Afrobarometer dispatch explores whether African citizens think that political institutions – ranging from the state presidency to local government councils – are worthy of their trust and whether public trust matters for development outcomes. Read more
La sécurité des biens et des personnes est un facteur important qui favorise le bien-être de la population et le climat des investissements dans un pays. Read more
En lançant ses objectifs de développement durable (ODDs), l’Organisation des Nations Unies relève que la mise en oeuvre de son nouveau programme exigera la participation de « tous les pays, toutes les parties prenantes et tous les peuples », en tenant... Read more
The latest results from Afrobarometer surveys in 36 countries reveal a wide gap between the aspirations set forth in the AU policy framework and the reality of youth political engagement in Africa today. Read more
L’amélioration des conditions de vie des populations passe nécessairement par un meilleur accès aux premières nécessités et la mise en place des stratégies pouvant permettre de réduire efficacement la pauvreté. Read more
Does personal experience of bribery explain protest participation in Africa? Read more
Although Zimbabwe’s Constitution explicitly stipulates that every citizen is entitled to “freedom of the media,” press freedom has had a tenuous existence in Zimbabwe. Read more