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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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    Demand for democracy is rising in Africa, but most political leaders fail to deliver

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    Africans 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.
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    Ethnicity and individual attitudes towards international investors: survey evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    Academic 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.
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    Citizens’ attitudes towards taxation in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa

    Afrobarometer, 2013
    Little 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.
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    Social desirability bias and reported vote preferences in African surveys

    Afrobarometer, 2014
    There 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.
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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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