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Impacts of large-scale investments in agriculture on water resources, ecosystems and livelihoods; and development of policy options for decision makersGRID Arendal, 2014The goal of this project is to analyze the nature and extent of impacts of foreign direct investments (FDI) in agriculture in Africa.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2011Sub-Saharan Africa is the part of the world that is most severely affected by HIV/AIDS, yet surveys of attitudes to AIDS across African countries show that most people do not attach great importance to the issue. The current paper argues that the salience of AIDS is low in Africa because many people are too poor to consider the disease important.DocumentAfrobarometer, 2011The youth have long represented an important constituency for electoral mobilisation in Africa, but very little is known about the political participation of Africa’s youth. The current paper focuses on different modes of political participation among the youth living in Africa’s more democratic regimes.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, 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.