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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Elect or appoint? In Ghana, demand for transparency, accountability drives call for electing local leaders. Read more
Public attitudes toward Zimbabwe’s 2018 election: Downbeat yet hopeful? New analysis from Afrobarometer. Read more
Food, health, poverty, water: How Malian citizens prioritize problems and the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more
Faced with the disappointing performance of centralized systems, many African states opted for decentralization in the 1990s in a bid to ensure that their citizens receive quality services (Anago, 2009). Read more
Uganda’s democracy satisfaction gap: How delivery of electoral, political, and economic goods impacts support for democracy Read more
Tax compliance in Africa: Citizens affirm paying taxes as a civic duty but lack trust in tax department. Read more
Local government services in South Africa: Councillors and citizens are critical links in overcoming persistent inequities Read more
To what extent do ordinary Africans feel they can combat corruption? What informs whether citizens believe they can play a role? Read more
Will economic and security challenges test Tunisia’s democracy? Read more
Access to justice for all citizens has long been recognized as a cornerstone of democracy, good governance, and effective and equitable development. Read more

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