BP142: La place de la femme dans l’opinion des Togolais Les questions liées au genre constituent le cheval de bataille de nombreuses organisations dans le monde. Selon Amartya Sen (2001) de part le monde les femmes sont victimes de nombreuses discriminations. Ces dernières vont de la préférence pour les... Read more
WP125: Ethnicity and the willingness to sanction violent politicians: Evidence from Kenya In Africa, it is often presumed that ethnicity shapes individuals' evaluations of politicians, and individuals would be particularly likely to rely on ethnic cues where violence or other personal experiences render ethnicity more salient. This paper... Read more
WP159: Does clientelism help Tanzanian MPs establish long-term electoral support? Offering voters tangible goods in exchange for their support may not be a good strategy. Read more
Senegal Round 3 summary of results (2005) Summary of results for the Round 3 survey in Senegal (2005). Read more
AD3: Developing Africa’s infrastructure: The rough road to better services Inadequate access to basic infrastructure and development services remains a key impediment to improving health, welfare, and security for many Africans. While large majorities have ready access to schools and cell-phone services, many Africans still do... Read more
BP153: Going in the wrong direction? Ugandans report declining government effectiveness In the Round 5 Afrobarometer survey in Uganda, 74% of Ugandans said the country was headed in the wrong direction. This was a dramatic change from just one year earlier, when 28% said Uganda was headed in the wrong direction. Analysis of these findings... Read more
AD103: In Sierra Leone, perceived corruption rises, public trust and leaders’ job approval drop Fourteen years after the end of its civil war, Sierra Leone continues to struggle with weak governance, widespread poverty, and systemic corruption that undermine efforts toward sustainable development. Read more
BP74: Spot the difference: A comparison of presidents and governments' Performance Since 1999 in Malawi If one picks up an annual economic and social report on Malawi, it will indicate how the government has performed on various fronts, including sectoral growth, overall gross domestic product (GDP) growth, inflation, exchange and interest rate movements,... Read more
WP152: Are South Africa’s youth really a ‘ticking time bomb’? This paper reviews longitudinal survey data on South Africa’s political culture produced by the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (1994-1998) and Afrobarometer (2000-2011) and finds that while there are real problems with democratic citizenship in... Read more
WP88: Narrowing the legitimacy gap: The role of turnover in Africa's emerging democracies Democratic consolidation depends on common perceptions of institutional legitimacy among citizens aligned with governing and opposition parties. Elections always result in winners and losers, but if they also create subservient insiders and aggrieved... Read more