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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AD69: Building on progress: Infrastructure development still a major challenge in Africa
Political leaders and ordinary citizens emphasize the importance of infrastructure development in Africa and call for greater investment in infrastructure. Read more
AD68: Escalating political crisis belies Burundians’ strong support for democracy
In contrast to the turmoil racking their country, Burundians are largely united in their support for democracy and fair elections and their rejection of authoritarian alternatives. Read more
AD67: Where to start? Aligning Sustainable Development Goals with citizen priorities
Where to start? What to prioritize, amidst so many needs and ambitions? Read more
For South Africa's president, low public trust, high perceptions of corruption, and declining approval ratings point to challenges ahead. Read more
Citizens' approval of the performance of the president, MPs, and local government councillors has declined significantly since 2011. Read more
On most of citizens' high-priority issues, large majorities say their government is performing badly. Read more
AD63: Malagasy grow increasingly critical of how their democracy is working
In Madagascar, most citizens support democracy but are dissatisfied with its implementation. Read more
AD62: Madagascar: Half African, totally Malagasy
Is the Big Red Island part of Africa? Half of its citizens say they're proud to be called "African," but the other half either isn't proud or doesn't care. Read more
As they approach their first presidential election since popular protests ousted long-serving President Blaise Compaoré, Burkinabé express broad public support for the country’s democratic process. Read more
Almost two-thirds of Ghanaians do not have access to toilets in their homes or compounds. Read more

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