In many African countries, modern democratic governments are relatively new and face unique challenges. How do ordinary African women and men feel about their governments? What does that tell us about democracy in Africa? Afrobarometer is a leading non-partisan, pan-African research institution conducting public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, the economy and society. These surveys give us important insight into the state of democracy in Africa today.
Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi is the co-founder of Afrobarometer, an independent, non-partisan research group, where he also serves as Chairman of the Board and interim CEO. He is the co-author of Public Opinion, Democracy, and Market Reform in Africa, and received the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Peace and Social Justice, among other awards.