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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Why do so many crime victims in Africa not report to the police? It’s less about trust and more about access. Read more
AD198: Tolerance in Benin: Progress and challenges
La tolérance sociale au Bénin: Aquis et défis 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
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
L’éducation au Bénin: Les citoyens approuvent la gratuité mais préfèrent la qualité. 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
La crise au Mali: Citoyens décrivent des impacts psychologiques, économiques – et tenaces Read more
Across five North African countries, most citizens see religion and politics as separate and compatible. Read more
According to the latest Afrobarometer survey, however, Mauritians are less satisfied with their democracy and have less trust in their institutions than they did just a few years ago. Read more
Uganda’s democracy satisfaction gap: How delivery of electoral, political, and economic goods impacts support for democracy Read more

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