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- 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.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014International remittances are quickly becoming an important source of income for millions of individuals around the world. This article focuses on the political impact of remittances, and in particular, its effect on political participation, using data collected from 20 sub-Saharan African countries.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014Because of limited governmental resources in Africa, communities are often left in charge of managing their own schools. Therefore, to improve school quality, one must understand the ability of African communities to engage in collective action.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014The literature on African voting motivations has largely emphasised factors such as ethnic similarity, patron-client loyalty and urban dwellers’ affinity for change. However, the current paper claims that retrospective voting has been either overlooked or misunderstood, and argues that it is a powerful explanation for recurring incumbent support.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2014Bribery has long been described as a pervasive feature of Africa states, but a different picture emerges when the focus is shifted to the micro-level relation between individuals and public officials within a state. The purpose of this paper is to explain under which circumstances and to what extent the payment of bribes by individual Africans varies both within and between countries.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2013Expert assessments of democracy have always rated Mauritius as a paragon of democracy on the African continent. This briefing paper uses the results of an Afrobarometer survey to find out whether ordinary Mauritians agree with this assessment or not. The paper also demonstrates the opinions of people in other African countries regarding their national democracies.Document2011The cities in the East African region are characterised by rapid urbanisation and uncontrolled spatial sprawl, with large informal settlements and inadequate service provision. The research study investigates how urban land markets operate in such a context, and particularly, how effectively poor people can access, trade and hold land.DocumentInternational Land Coalition, 2014Planning for development in rangelands, including land use planning, holds particular challenges and can impose unusual constraints on routine activities.Document
East African Federation: Tanzanian awareness of economic and political integration remains poor, but there is growing support for political linksAfrobarometer, 2014The current East African Community (EAC), which was formally launched in 2001 comprising Tanzania and other neighbouring countries, has achieved two primary stages of integration: a customs union and common market. However, knowledge of the Federation of East African (EAF) member states among Tanzanian citizens’ remains limited.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014What is gender-based violence (GBV) and what is meant by collective action? What approaches and initiatives have proven successful in tackling GBV? As part of the Eldis Interactions’ Empowerment for Women and Girls website, these questions are answered through this GBV-themed portal detailing research from a selection of African countries.