BP100: Public perceptions on constitutional reform in Zimbabwe Ideally, a country’s constitution is that society’s contract with its citizens and should be an expression of the aspirations and values of the people. Zimbabwe’s constitution has a chequered history. It was crafted in London in 1979 as an elite... Read more
AD82: Post-1994 South Africa better than apartheid, but few gains in socioeconomic conditions Since South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy in 1994, the government’s development plans have focused on redressing racial inequalities in socioeconomic outcomes. Read more
AD55: Zimbabweans support taxation but perceive tax officials as corrupt, demand accountability A good citizen pays taxes, Zimbabweans say. But most also complain of corrupt tax officials and want the president to explain to Parliament how tax revenue is spent. Read more
WP104: Do free elections foster capable governments? The democracy-governance connection in Africa Does democratization lead to improved governance? This exploratory paper addresses this question with reference to a cross-section of sub-Saharan African countries using macro, micro and trend data. The results show an elective affinity between free... Read more
AD36: Improving prospects for South Africa’s youth: Education, vocational training still key priorities South Africa makes little progress in building youth capacities through higher education and vocational training Read more
AD181: Zimbabweans see progress on women’s rights, applaud government efforts to promote equality Zimbabweans give thumbs-up to government efforts to promote gender equality. Read more
PP10: Popular perceptions of the causes and consequences of the conflict in Mali In the December 2012 Afrobarometer survey, Malians highlighted the primary causes of the serious sociopolitical crisis that their country was going through, as lack of patriotism on the part of the leaders and weakness of the State. At that time, most... Read more
Malawi Round 3 summary of results (2005) A summary of the Round 3 survey results in Malawi (2005). Read more
AD7: Namibians see increased corruption; business executives now top list of ‘most corrupt’ Corruption has yet to gain prominence as a public policy issue in Namibia. Most respondents to the 2014 Afrobarometer survey in Namibia do not rank corruption among the top priorities that the government needs to address. Read more
BP127: Support for democracy in Lesotho This briefing paper reviews Basotho’s support for key aspects of democracy including free association and freedom of the press, preference for democracy government and elected leaders hip, as well as citizens’ beliefs about government accountability and... Read more