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Government far from winning war on poverty despite concerted eradication efforts More Batswana report experiencing deprivation of basic needs such as water, cash income, and food, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Close to four in ten (37%), in 2014 report having gone without cash income "many times" or "always... Read more
Botswana’s government performance is in decline and Batswana trust their institutions much less in 2014 Whilst the president and traditional leaders are the most trusted figures in Botswana’s institutions, other bodies are trusted much less, for example Parliament, the ruling party and opposition parties, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Read more
Batswana decry self-interest of politicians but continue to support the ruling party If elections were held in June or July 2014, the majority of Batswana would have voted for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would consolidate its position as the strongest opposition party. The coalition of... Read more
Malawians support a strong Parliament in spite of disappointment with their representatives Malawians value Parliament’s legislative and oversight role but are highly critical of the performance of parliamentarians, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. A majority want parliament to vet the president’s appointment of cabinet ministers... Read more
Afrobarometer statement on Malawi Round 6 survey The following statement is from Professor E. Gyimah Boadi, executive director of the Afrobarometer project, and executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development in Accra, which manages the Afrobarometer network. Read more
Members of Parliament, poverty and institutions Findings from the Round 6 survey in Malawi (2014). Read more
Amid political upheaval, Basotho support democratic process, reject military rule; trust in political institutions remains low Basotho overwhelmingly support democratic elections and reject military and strongman rule, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Read more
Malawians’ trust in public institutions declines as perceptions of corruption increase Afrobarometer conducted a public perception survey between 22 March and 5th April, 2014 which covered trust in public institutions and corruption among public officials. This press release is meant to highlight the key findings in those two areas as a... Read more
Majority of Malawians report the country is heading in the wrong direction A strong majority (78%) reported the country was heading in the wrong direction, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey held in March 2014. Malawians perceptions on which direction the country is heading to, and perceptions about their living... Read more
Economy, governance and trust in public institutions in Malawi Findings from the Round 6 survey in Malawi (2014). Read more

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