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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The Rainbow Nation is one of Africa's least welcoming countries for foreigners. Read more
Majority willing to give up elections in favour of a non-elected government that can provide basic services. Read more
Despite a long history and public support, this African success story has a way to go to consolidate its democracy. Read more
Most Zimbabweans say it's the duty of every citizen to participate in national and community affairs between elections, but very few do. 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
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
People and corruption: Africa survey 2015 – Global Corruption Barometer
A majority of Africans perceive corruption to be on the rise and think that their government is failing in its efforts to fight corruption. Read more
For South Africa's president, low public trust, high perceptions of corruption, and declining approval ratings point to challenges ahead. Read more

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