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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Tanzania turnaround: Most citizens see decreased corruption, praise government efforts. Read more
Tax compliance in Africa: Citizens affirm paying taxes as a civic duty but lack trust in tax department. Read more
Are Malawians free to say what they think? Citizens increasingly cautious about exercising right to ‘free’ political speech. Read more
No more ‘galamsey’: Ghanaians disapprove of illegal mining, endorse alternative livelihood support. Read more
Access to justice in Niger: Despite challenges, court system enjoys high level of popular trust. Read more
Compromises on free speech? Many Ugandans willing to let government monitor private and religious speech in the name of security. Read more
Freedom of information in Botswana: Citizens back private communication, public accountability Read more
The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
Access to justice? Citizen distrust, perceptions of corruption mark Sierra Leone’s court system. Read more

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