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- DocumentAfrobarometer, 2013Many African individuals still experience regular shortages of basic necessities, and rates of “lived poverty” remain high. In this context, the current paper shows that across 34 countries, a majority (53%) rate the current condition of their national economy as “fairly” or “very bad”, while just 29% offer a positive assessment.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2013Much of Africa has undergone a radical transformation in terms of the freedom to communicate in the last two decades, but despite the opening and expansion of media and technology, freedom of expression is still enjoyed unequally across Africa.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2013Corruption punishes the poor the most. This paper underlines that poor Africans perceive higher levels of corruption in their state institutions and are more likely to pay a bribe in order to obtain official documents, gain access to public services or avoid a problem with the police.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2013The current paper relies on an Afrobarometer survey that asked people in 34 African countries to rate the governmental performance in their countries regarding basic services. The paper shows that Africans hold largely negative views about their governments’ performance on key services such as delivery of water and maintaining sanitary conditions, as well as supplying electricity.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014Mobilisation of resources through taxation is a top priority on Africa's development agenda. The current paper reveal widespread citizen commitment in 29 sub-Saharan African countries to the principle of taxation and to taking responsibility – by paying their taxes – for national development.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014Across the globe, women and girls lack access to the levels of education, economic power and political leadership enjoyed by men. However, an Afrobarometer's survey of more than 50,000 people in 34 African countries shows broad support for women's equality among both men and women, and widespread acceptance of women’s leadership capabilities.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014Africans express growing attachment to democracy. This Afrobarometer policy paper points to the gap in many African countries between popular demand for democracy and the supply of democracy actually delivered by ruling elites.Document
Ethnicity and individual attitudes towards international investors: survey evidence from sub-Saharan AfricaAfrobarometer, 2013Academic literature supports the idea that FDI is conducive for growth and, more importantly, for poverty alleviation. This paper focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa and tests the determinants of individual support toward foreign investors. The paper proposes a model that explains why foreign direct investment reinforces policy making along ethnic cleavages.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2013Little is known about tax compliance behaviour in developing countries. This study explores factors that determine citizens’ tax compliance attitude in four African countries: South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014There has been little investigation into whether reported African voter preferences are reliable, or whether they are affected by bias. The current paper uses a voting simulation experiment in Uganda and analysis of existing surveys from a number of African countries to show that African voters who are observed by others are less likely to report a preference for a co-ethnic candidate.