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AD75: Off-grid or ‘off-on’: Lack of access, unreliable electricity supply still plague majority of Africans Electricity is an important problem, according to surveyed citizens, though not their most important problem. Read more
PP37: Are Africans willing to pay higher taxes or user fees for better health care? 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
AD5: World AIDS Day: Most African governments win high marks for efforts to fight HIV/AIDS HIV and AIDS remains the leading cause of death in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa, the hardest-hit region, is home to 71% of the world’s 35 million people living with HIV, including 91% of the world’s HIV-infected children. Despite these grim statistics,... Read more
WP163: Liberation technology: Mobile phones and political mobilization in Africa Can digital information and communication technology foster mass political mobilization? Read more
AD69: Building on progress: Infrastructure development still a major challenge in Africa Political leaders and ordinary citizens emphasize the importance of infrastructure development in Africa and call for greater investment in infrastructure. Read more
AD27: African publics back rights, responsibilities of media watchdogs Journalists have little doubt that a free and effective news media is a cornerstone of democracy and development. But do their customers – everyday citizens and consumers of news – agree with them, and thus help provide the backing that journalists need... Read more
WP153: Do men and women have different policy preferences, and if so, why? Gender quotas to increase women’s representation are often motivated by the assumption that men and women have different policy preferences. In Africa – where gender quotas have been particularly widespread – we find that gender differences in... Read more
WP166: Ethnic diversity, segregation, and ethnocentric trust in Africa Ethnic diversity is generally associated with less social capital and lower levels of trust. However, most empirical evidence for this relationship is focused on generalized trust, rather than more theoretically appropriate measures of group-based trust. Read more
BP159: Good governance and democracy in East Africa: What do citizens think? Do the democratic experiences of four countries lead to shared or divergent expectations? Read more
PP32: Violent extremism in Africa: Public opinion from the Sahel, Lake Chad, and the Horn Over the past two decades, the threat posed by violent extremist groups that espouse fundamentalist religious narratives has grown substantially across Africa (Hallowanger, 2014). The colonial era and the undemocratic rule that characterized many post-... Read more

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