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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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
Do African citizens want real choices at the ballot box? And what do they see as the role of the opposition between elections? Read more
Fear of political violence, though real, is not the most important factor in the opposition’s declining fortunes. Read more
A dramatic dip in public trust in 2008 can be traced to perceptions of official corruption. Read more
Do Africans support the ICC’s efforts to fight impunity for those accused of gross human rights violations? Do they think the court is biased? Would they prefer a court led by the African Union? Kenya provides a case study. Read more

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