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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Metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDAs), along with complementary sub-structures, are the major features of Ghana’s decentralized local government system initiated in the early 1990s. The core functions of MMDAs, as set out in the 1993... Read more
Namibians express increasing levels of support for women in political leadership, but Namibian women continue to trail men slightly in their interest in public affairs and participation in civic action, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
A cette ère d’une mondialisation galopante, les choix de modèle de développement ainsi que les relations avec le reste du monde revêtent une importance particulière aussi bien pour les dirigeants que pour les citoyens africains. Ces choix sont d’autant... Read more
Large majorities of Zambians say they are opposed to the use of physical force as a way to discipline wives and children. Read more
Transparency and accountability are hallmarks of democracy and good governance. They are the centrepiece of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative that was launched in 2011 by eight countries and has since grown to 65 countries. The Open... Read more
AD18: Nigeria’s pre-election pulse: Mixed views on democracy and accountability
Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, delayed by six weeks because of scaled-up military operations against terrorism, are likely to be the most competitive in the country’s history. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has used the extra... Read more
Au Bénin, les efforts du gouvernement dans la lutte contre la corruption au sein de l’administration publique sont décriés et, comparativement au Ghana, au Togo, et à la Côte d’Ivoire, le Bénin gère pire la lutte contre la corruption, selon le plus... Read more
AD16: Inadequate access, poor government performance make water a top priority in Africa
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 748 million people do not have access to improved drinking water, including 325 million in sub-Saharan Africa. About 2.5 billion people live without improved sanitation (WHO, 2014). Read more
Basotho perceive an increased level of corruption in the past year, with the highest levels of perceived corruption among the police and business executives, according to Afrobarometer’s most recent survey. Survey results show that citizens are divided... Read more
Despite having been led by southern Africa’s first female president, Malawi has made little progress toward equal political participation by women, Afrobarometer’s most recent survey suggests. Women in Malawi remain less likely than men to engage in... Read more

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