What do Tanzanians think about corruption?

Three charts from Twaweza’s Sauti za Wananchi survey on corruption. First, how do Tanzanian citizens see corruption now compared to ten years ago?     And second, how familiar are Tanzanians with the big corruption scandals of the last few years?   Some thoughts: Tanzanians overwhelmingly said corruption was worse now than ten years ago. This[…]

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What happened to election turnout between 2000 and 2010?

84% of registered voters voted in 2000, just 42% in 2010. That’s an incredibly fast drop-off. So what happened? Well, I don’t think anyone really has the answer. If you look at the more detailed numbers, you see that the number of registered voters almost doubled between 2000 and 2010, but that the number of[…]

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Government Secrecy in an Information Age

The Media Institute of Southern Africa conducts an annual exercise to review access to information from different government ministries and agencies. Within each country, eight government institutions are tested, in two ways. First, researchers look for ten different types of information on each institution’s website – the Website Review. For each bit of information that is[…]

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Public ratings of key institutions

From the Pew Global Attitudes Survey, some data on how key institutions are viewed by the public in seven African countries. First, how do the ratings for different institutions vary between countries. You can select an institution from the drop-down menu in the chart. Second, how do the ratings for different institutions vary within a[…]