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- DocumentAfrobarometer, 2012Corruption is a major source of slow development in Africa. The current paper develops a model of the relationship between poverty and corruption, and utilises Afrobarometer survey data on 18 sub-Saharan African countries.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2012This 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.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2012Based 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?DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014Since 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.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2013Afrobarometer 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.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.