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    Can donors and non-state actors undermine citizens’ legitimating beliefs?

    Afrobarometer, 2012
    This paper analysis associations between donor and non-state actor service provision and the sense of obligation to comply with tax authorities, the police and courts in Africa, using Afrobarometer survey data.
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    Trends in popular attitudes to multiparty democracy in Africa, 2000-2012

    Afrobarometer, 2012
    Based on Afrobarometer data, the current paper addresses these questions: do Africans want democracy, do they think they are getting it, and what trends over time are evident in popular demand for, and the perceived supply of, democracy?
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    Who says elections in Ghana are ‘free and fair’?

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    Since 2000, elections in Ghana have been lauded by observers as being “free and fair”; however, the losing political party has consistently contested the election results.
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    After a decade of growth in Africa, little change in poverty at the grassroots

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    Afrobarometer data on lived poverty in Africa provide an important basis for testing assumptions about the effects of the continent’s recent economic growth on poverty reduction. The current paper indicates that Afrobarometer data from 34 countries reveal a disconnect between reported growth and the persistence of poverty among ordinary citizens.
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    Africa rising?: popular dissatisfaction with economic management despite a decade of growth

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    Many 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.
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    The partnership of free speech & good governance in Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    Much 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.
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    Governments falter in fight to curb corruption: the people give most a failing grade

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    Corruption 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.
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    What people want from government: basic services performance ratings, 34 countries

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    The 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.
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    Africa’s willing taxpayers thwarted by opaque tax systems, corruption

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    Mobilisation 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.
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    Support for African women's equality rises: education, jobs & political participation still unequal

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    Across 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.

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