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L'économie du Bénin est en progrès constant, spécialement ces dernières années. Le taux de croissance du PIB est passé en 2006, de 3.6% à 4.6% en 2007 et les prévisions sont à la hauteur de 5.5% pour 2008. Cette tendance traduit bien la vision du... Read more
En ce qui concerne le Bénin, depuis son adhésion à la démocratie en 1990, il est demeuré selon les rapports des institutions internationales des droits de l’homme, un traditionnel bon élève. Le succès de la série des élections nationales (présidentielle... Read more
Does democratization lead to improved governance? This exploratory paper addresses this question with reference to a cross-section of sub-Saharan African countries using macro, micro and trend data. The results show an elective affinity between free... Read more
Although many studies find that voting in Africa approximates an ethnic census in that voting is primarily along ethnic lines, few studies have sought to explain such voting behavior using a rational choice framework. In this note, we use data of voter... Read more
WP102: Corruption and trust in political institutions in sub-Saharan Africa
This paper analyzes the impact of corruption on the extent of trust in political institutions using a rich collection of comparable data provided by the Afrobarometer surveys conducted in 18 sub-Saharan African countries. More specifically, we set out to... Read more
Sommaire des Resultats (French), Madagascar 2008 Read more
Sommaire des Resultats (French), Burkina Faso 2008. Read more
Summary of results for the Round 4 survey in Madagascar (2008). Read more
WP101: Frustration relative de démocratie en Afrique
Cet article propose trois indicateurs, notamment un indicateur de frustration relative individuel, un indicateur de frustration agrégé et un indicateur d’instabilité politique. Les données du troisième round des enquêtes du réseau Afro baromètre ont... Read more
Trust is increasingly perceived as having significant effect on trade, public goods provision, conflict resolution and even democratic consolidation. In this paper we investigate the historical determinants of trust within Africa, by testing for a long-... Read more