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Analyze the priorities, preferences, experiences, and opinions of more than 200,000 African citizens in 28,000 localities.

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Changements climatiques, insécurité alimentaire et pauvreté au Bénin



Changements climatiques: La majorité des Béninois ont une connaissance du thème « changements climatiques », trouvent que ces changements sont dû aux activités humaines, et pensent qu’ils ont détérioré la vie au Bénin et affaibli la production agricole.

La pauvreté: La pauvreté vécue est restée élevée entre 2011 et 2016 et touche particulièrement les femmes, les ruraux, et les citoyens d’un faible niveau de d’instruction.


Access to justice still elusive for many Africans, Afrobarometer survey finds

In most African countries, substantial barriers still inhibit citizens’ access to justice, a new Afrobarometer analysis finds. 

Based on a special access-to-justice module in national surveys in 36 African countries, the sobering report identifies long delays, high costs, corruption, the complexity of legal processes, and a lack of legal counsel as major obstacles for citizens seeking legal remedies.


How good are Africa's elections? Afrobarometer video.

Video transcript:

Dozens of African countries regularly conduct national and local elections.

Each election picks a winner.

But beyond winners and losers, the quality of each election also shapes how people feel about their political system in general.

Free and fair elections make people want more democracy.

Elections tainted by repression, fraud, or violence have the opposite effect.

So how good are Africa’s elections?

Afrobarometer surveyed  more than 53,000 citizens in 36 countries, in every region of Africa.


Do Africans still want democracy? Afrobarometer findings warn of democratic recession, point to long-term gains

A decade-long upward trend in African citizens’ demand for democracy has ended with a downward turn since 2012, according to a new Afrobarometer analysis.
But despite warning signs of a democratic recession, public demand for democracy remains higher than a decade ago, and most Africans still say they want more democracy than they’re actually getting – a good basis for future democratic gains.

One important factor: the quality of elections. African countries with high-quality elections are more likely to show increases in popular demand for democracy.


World Development Information Day: China’s growing presence in Africa wins positive popular reviews (Afrobarometer findings)

Key findings

  • On average across 36 African countries, China is the second-most-popular model for national development (cited by 24% of respondents), trailing only the United States of America (30%). About one in 10 respondents prefer their former colonial power (13%) or South Africa (11%) as a model.

Job performance of MPs, local councillors: Are representatives serving Africa’s voters or themselves? (Afrobarometer findings)

Key findings

  • Across 36 African countries, fewer than half of respondents say they trust their MPs (48%) and local councillors (46%) “somewhat” or “a lot.” Among 12 public institutions and leaders, MPs and local councillors rank eighth and ninth in public trust.

Trustworthy institutions play vital role in Africa’s development, new Afrobarometer findings suggest

Key findings

  • Across 36 countries in 2014/2015, Africans express more trust in informal institutions such as religious and traditional leaders (72% and 61% respectively) than in the formal executive agencies of the state (on average 54%).
  • That said, people find certain executive agencies, such as the national army and the state presidency, to be quite trustworthy (64% and 57% respectively), especially when compared with legislative and electoral institutions (47% and 44% respectively).

Youth Day: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political engagement lags among Africa’s youth

Political and civic engagement by African youth is declining and is particularly weak among young women, according to new Afrobarometer survey findings.

The findings, which are being released on International Youth Day 2016 (August 12), show African youth are less likely than their elders to engage in a variety of political and civic activities, including voting, attending community meetings, joining others to raise an issue, and contacting leaders. Young women express significantly less interest in public affairs than young men.


Reportage Afrobaromètre et Ireep sur l'accès à l'eau, mai-juin 2016

Video in French.

Benin, one of the lowest ranked countries in drinking water issue, benefits from authorities efforts to enhance the access to the precious liquid. But there is still a lot to do, in this country where, according to Afrobarometer, 24% of the population say they suffer from lack or deficiency of drinking water.  

For more information read Dispatch No.76 


World Press Freedom Day: Strong public support for ‘watchdog’ role backs African news media under attack

Amid growing concerns about government restrictions on media freedom, Africans overwhelmingly support an independent media that holds government accountable, according to new survey findings from Afrobarometer.

The findings, which are being released on World Press Freedom Day (May 3), show that a majority of African citizens support the media’s “watchdog” role, see the media as effective in revealing government mistakes and corruption, and affirm that journalists “rarely” or “never” abuse their freedom by publishing lies.


Reportage Afrobaromètre Ireep, 2016, 01 mars avril sur l'électricité

Les coupures d’électricité rotatives peuvent défrayer la chronique; l’absence complète d'infrastructures électriques pas souvent. Tous ces deux phénomènes découlent du déficit en énergie électrique de l'Afrique, un obstacle important au développement humain et socio-économique avec des effets pernicieux sur la santé (imaginez des cliniques sans équipement de survie et sans médicaments et vaccins réfrigérés), l'éducation, la sécurité, et la croissance des entreprises.


World Health Day: Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africans’ priority list (Afrobarometer survey)

Almost half of Africans go without needed health care, and one in seven have to pay bribes to obtain needed care, according to new findings from Afrobarometer.

Released on World Health Day (April 7), the survey findings show that citizens across 36 African countries rank health care as their second-most-important national problem and priority for additional government investment. Public ratings of government performance in improving basic health services have worsened over the past decade: Almost half of Africans say their government is doing “fairly” or “very” badly.


World Water Day: Africans expect governments to do a better job of ensuring safe water and sanitation, survey finds

Almost half of Africans go without enough clean water for home use, and a majority have to leave their compounds in order to access water, according to new findings from Afrobarometer.

Released on World Water Day (March 22), the survey findings give voice to citizens who call on their governments to do a better job of ensuring access to water and sanitation. Public ratings of government performance in providing water and sanitation services have worsened over the past decade: A majority say their government is doing “fairly” or “very” badly.


Powerless: Lack of grid access, unreliable electricity supply still plague majority of Africans

While more Africans live within reach of an electric grid than a decade ago, only four in 10 enjoy a reliable power supply, according to new survey findings from Afrobarometer. In some countries, that proportion is four in 100.

Based on nearly 54,000 interviews in 36 African countries in 2014/2015, Afrobarometer’s report concludes that more than a century after the invention of the light bulb, a majority of Africans are still in the dark, either intermittently or constantly.


Africans tolerant on religion, ethnicity, nationality, and HIV, but not on homosexuality, Afrobarometer survey finds

Contrary to common portrayals, Africans express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), newly released Afrobarometer survey findings show.


Moins de violences, plus de participation pour les femmes béninoises?

Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Bénin, sept Béninois sur 10 disent que les violences à l’endroit des femmes ont diminué.

Parmi les femmes qui trouvent que les violences à leur endroit persistent, la majorité se disent disposées à participer à une réunion de la communauté ou à s’unir à d’autres pour aborder un problème.


Le modèle chinois rivalise les autres modèles de développement

Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre, la Chine rivalise les autres modèles de développement pour le Bénin. Malgré la mauvaise qualité de leurs produits, qui donne à la Chine une image négative, un quart des Béninois trouvent que la Chine (26%) au même titre
que la France (27%) serait le meilleur modèle de développement futur de notre pays.


Les Béninois continuent de faire confiance aux institutions de la république

Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Bénin, la majorité des Béninois fait confiance aux institutions de la république.

Selon l’enquête, la plupart de ceux qui font confiance au pouvoir exécutif désapprouvent la performance du gouvernement dans la gestion de l’économie, l’amélioration des conditions de vie des pauvres, la création d’emploi et la stabilité des prix. La confiance aux institutions ne varie pas selon le sexe et le milieu de résidence.


Les citoyens désapprouvent la gestion locale et demandent à jouer un rôle de contrôle citoyen

Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Bénin, pour au moins six citoyens sur dix, les autorités communales et municipales n’informent pas sur le programme d’action du conseil (63%) et sur le budget du conseil (69%). Tout de même, ils ne garantissent pas, que les ressources sont utilisées à des fins publics et non privés (71%), et ne permettent pas aux gens de participer à la prise de décision du conseil (75%).


Lutte contre la corruption au Bénin: La désapprobation des citoyens double

La plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre réalisée au Bénin indique qu’environ huit Béninois sur 10 (79%) désapprouvent la performance du gouvernement dans la lutte contre la corruption au sein de l’administration publique. En effet, la proportion de citoyens qui disent que la performance du gouvernement béninois est « plutôt mal » ou « très mal » dans la lutte contre la corruption au sein de l’administration est passé du simple au double entre 2008 (38%) et 2014 (79%).


Insécurité croissante au Bénin, expérience et appréciation des citoyens

La proportion des Béninois qui ont été agressé ou victimes de vol et qui se sont senti en insécurité dans leurs quartiers a augmenté, révèle la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre.

Selon la même enquête, les départements où plus de citoyens (plus 60%) ont le sentiment d’être en insécurité sont Atlantique, Mono, et Couffo, tous au sud du pays.