Most Africans Don't Receive Benefits of Growth, Says New Study
A pioneering new study of public opinion carried out by research institutions in 34 African countries shows that the benefits of economic growth are not reaching ordinary citizens.
allAfrica.com, 1 October 2013
African leaders, foreign investors and formal indicators of economic growth may say that "Africa is rising" - but most ordinary Africans don't agree. read more »
Afrobarometer, 1 October 2013
New findings from the Afrobarometer, based on surveys conducted in an unprecedented 34 African countries between October 2011 and June 2013,1 reveal widespread dissatisfaction with ... read more »
Women and children waiting for treatment at a mobile clinic.
The Afrobarometer survey of what it calls "lived poverty" over the period from 2011 to 2013 shows that significant numbers of Africans still fail to meet their most basic needs, and many of them fall short on a regular basis. The percentages reflect their answer to the question: "Over the past year, how often, if ever, have you or your family gone without enough: food to eat; clean water for home use; medicines or medical treatment; enough fuel to cook your food; a cash income?"