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WP11: The Afrobarometer Network Round 1: Compendium of comparative data from a 12-nation survey

Carolyn Logan and Fabiana Machado 16 Aug 2001 Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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All too often, the orientations of the general public towards political and economic change are unknown, undervalued or ignored.  How do Africans understand democracy?  Which aspects of good governance and structural adjustment do they support or reject?  And how do they behave as citizens and as actors in civil society?  The Afrobarometer seeks to answer these and many other, related questions.  By giving voice to African citizens, it challenges the view that elites understand the preferences of “the people,” including minority groups within society.  Afrobarometer results enable Africans and interested outsiders to educate themselves about public opinion in Africa and to influence policy makers accordingly.

Carolyn Logan

Carolyn is the director of analysis and capacity building at Afrobarometer.

Fabiana Machado

Fabiana Machado is the data manager for the Afrobarometer.