Publications

Welcome to the Afrobarometer publications section. For short, topical analyses, try our briefing papers (for survey rounds 1-5) and dispatches (starting with Round 6). For longer, more technical analyses of policy issues, check our policy papers. Our working papers are full-length analytical pieces developed for publication in academic journals or books. You can also search the entire publications database by keyword(s), language, country, and/or author.

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PP36: Do Africans still want democracy?
Democratic consolidation in Africa: recent setbacks, long-term gains. Read more
PP35: Election quality, public trust are central issues for Africa’s upcoming contests
Using 2014/2015 Afrobarometer data from 36 African countries, this analysis examines public perceptions of electoral management institutions and the quality of elections. Read more
The latest results from Afrobarometer surveys in 36 countries reveal a wide gap between the aspirations set forth in the AU policy framework and the reality of youth political engagement in Africa today. Read more
​On 30 September 2016, Botswana will mark its 50th year of independence from the United Kingdom, a significant occasion for both celebration and reflection. An important part of this reflection has focused on Botswana’s transition from National Vision... Read more
Over the past two decades, the threat posed by violent extremist groups that espouse fundamentalist religious narratives has grown substantially across Africa (Hallowanger, 2014). The colonial era and the undemocratic rule that characterized many post-... Read more
PP31: Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africa’s priority list
Access to health care gained the spotlight on national and international development agendas when the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration outlined a strategy for achieving universal access to primary health care by the year 2000 (World Health Organization, 1978). Read more
Despite a long history and public support, this African success story has a way to go to consolidate its democracy. Read more
PP29: Africa’s growth dividend? Lived poverty drops across much of the continent
Though Africa has recorded high levels of economic growth over the past decade, previous Afrobarometer surveys of citizens found little evidence that this growth had reduced levels of poverty in any consistent way. Read more
Even with increased access, long waits and poor service can undermine public approval. Read more
Les pays qui s’apprêtent à adopter cette réforme, devraient-ils s'attendre à des résultats fondamentalement différents? Read more

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