Lived poverty drops across Africa: Ethiopian Broadcast Corporation coverage report
While adequate food and clean water remain daily challenges for millions of Africans, poverty at the household level – “lived poverty” – has declined in two-thirds of countries surveyed by Afrobarometer, newly released survey findings show.
Despite progress over the past decade, the development of infrastructure for electricity, water, sewerage, and roads remains an enormous challenge across Africa, especially in rural areas, new Afrobarometer survey data indicate. In contrast, cell phone service is approaching universal coverage.
Mali Round 6 data (2015)
Africans’ most urgent problem is unemployment, and their top priority for more government investment is education, according to Afrobarometer’s latest round of surveys across Africa.
L'enquête Afrobaromètre de décembre 2008 a demandé à un échantillon représentatif de maliens âgés de 18 ans et plus comment ils percevaient la manière dont le Gouvernement répond à un certain nombre de préoccupations. Ce document d'information examine les données sur les perceptions des Maliens sur la performance de leur gouvernement sur plusieurs critères socio-économiques des attributs.
Ce document d’information évalue les attitudes du public vis-à-vis de la démocratie et de la gouvernance au Mali à un moment difficile de l’histoire du pays. Le défi du rétablissement d’un gouvernement efficace et responsable nécessitera une direction visionnaire nationale. Mais cela ne pourra se faire sans des citoyens exigeant que le pays ne revienne sur la voie du développement politique durable. Il est donc important de s’informer sur l’opinion des Maliens sur les causes et la situation de la crise politique de leur pays – et les solutions possibles.
In the December 2012 Afrobarometer survey, Malians highlighted the primary causes of the serious sociopolitical crisis that their country was going through, as lack of patriotism on the part of the leaders and weakness of the State. At that time, most Malians had lost trust in the political class and in politicians. One year later (December 2013), however, a follow-up Afrobarometer survey revealed that foreign terrorists and corruption are rather the two primary causes of the Northern conflict and occupation.
Sommaire des résultats de Round 3 enquête au Mali, 2005.
Sommaire des résultats de Round 5 enquête au Mali, 2012.
Les Perceptions populaires des causes et conséquences du conflit au Mali (Round 5.5)
Popular Perceptions of the Causes and Consequences of the Conflict in Mali Round 5.5
Malians Ambivalent About the Way Out of the Country's Present Crisis [25 February 2013] Round 5
A Fragile Democracy Returns to Mali | Many Accept Military Rule (Round 5.5)
1. Afrobarometer has collected data on the perceptions and attitudes of African citizens since 1999.
2. Our data are collected from nationally representative samples.
3. All respondents are randomly selected; every adult citizen has an equal chance of being selected.
4. Samples are distributed across urban/rural areas in proportion to their share of the national population.
5. We use face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice.
Mali Round 5 Codebook (2012).
This document provides a summary of popular attitudes regarding the demand for and supply of democracy in Mali as revealed over the course of four Afrobarometer surveys conducted between 2001 and 2008 (Jan.-Feb. 2001, N=2089; Oct.-Nov. 2002, N=1283; June-July 2005, N=1244; Dec. 2008, N=1480). Samples of this size yield a margin of error of +/- 3 percent at a confidence level of 95 percent.
The charts that follow capture perceptions of:
Summary of results for Round 4 survey in Mali (2008).
In 2012, Mali faced a dual state breakdown disrupting nearly 20 years of democratization – a coup and a secessionist insurgency. This paper provides the perspectives of rural Malians living on the border of state- and rebel-controlled territory. Our main finding is that villagers defined “the crisis” as one of unmet need for public services and infrastructure. State breakdown matters less where the state is not present in the first place. Rather than the state, villagers were largely reliant on local traditional authorities.
This briefing paper assesses public attitudes about democracy and governance in Mali at a difficult time in the country’s history. The challenge of rebuilding an effective and accountablengovernment will require visionary national leadership. But it also will require citizens who demand that the country return to a path of sustainable political development. Hence it is important to enquire about what Malians are thinking about the causes and status of — and possible solutions to — their country’s political crisis.
Mali Round 1 codebook (2001)
Mali Round 1 data (2001)
Mali Round 2 codebook (2003)
Mali Round 2 data (2002)
Mali Round 3 codebook (2005)
Mali Round 3 data (2005)