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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Women are mostly marginalised in African political processes, but they have one key area of equality with their menfolk, and that is in voting: The ballot does not discriminate, even if the results of the balloting frequently do not meet the expectations... Read more
Despite major efforts over the past two decades to create equal opportunities for women to participate in politics and to increase female representation in government leadership in sub-Saharan Africa, women's inclusion continues to be a major... Read more
The current East African Community (EAC) was formally launched in 2001 comprising of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. In 2007, the community expanded to include Rwanda and Burundi. Within this regional framework, the grouping has achieved two primary stages... Read more
Summary of results for the Round 6 survey in Malawi (2014). Read more
Selon une enquête de l’Afrobaromètre réalisée en décembre 2013 auprès de plus de 2 400 participants, la grande majorité des Maliens insistent sur le fait que leur pays doit rester une seule et même nation unifiée. Les citoyens rejettent fermement la... Read more
PP13: Malians want a united country, post-conflict justice
According to an Afrobarometer survey conducted in December 2013 with over 2400 respondents, the vast majority of Malians stress that their country must remain a single, unified nation. Citizens decisively reject the 2012 attempt by armed groups to create... Read more
Pour reprendre les termes utilisés par l'homme politique britannique Winston Churchill, la démocratie « est le pire système de gouvernement, à l'exception de tous les autres qui ont pu être expérimentés dans l'histoire ». Après avoir connu... Read more
Democracy, in the famous words of the British politician Winston Churchill, “is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” After experiencing a twin crisis of separatist rebellion and a... Read more
Les Africains expriment leur attachement croissant à la démocratie d’après les sondages d’opinion menés par l’Afrobaromètre dans 34 pays. Sept Africains sur dix préfèrent la démocratie à tout autre régime politique et la proportion de démocrates très... Read more
Africans express growing attachment to democracy according to citizen attitude surveys conducted by the Afrobarometer in 34 countries1. Seven out of ten Africans prefer democracy to other political regimes, and the proportion of deeply committed... Read more

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