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    Another resource curse?: the impact of remittances on political participation

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    International 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.
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    What drives quality of schools in africa?: disentangling social capital and ethnic divisions

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    Because 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.
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    A vote of confidence: retrospective voting in Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    The 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.  
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    Why do some Africans pay bribes while other Africans don't?

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    Bribery 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.
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    Popular attitudes toward democracy in Mauritius

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    Expert 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. 
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    Urban Land Markets in East Africa

    2011
    The 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.
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    Plotting progress: integrated planning in the rangelands of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda

    International Land Coalition, 2014
    Planning for development in rangelands, including land use planning, holds particular challenges and can impose unusual constraints on routine activities.
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    East African Federation: Tanzanian awareness of economic and political integration remains poor, but there is growing support for political links

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    The 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.
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    Eldis Interactions: gender-based violence

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    What 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.
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    Negotiations for a Nile-Cooperative Framework Agreement

    Institute for Security Studies, 2011
    The geographical configurations of the Nile ensure that all Nilotic countries are inextricably bound together by a common reliance on the shared waters of this great river. However, for too long, all of these countries have given priority to the pursuit of their divergent interests and their own agendas.

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