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Uganda: The haves and the have nots

Archive 25 Sep 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief presents data on Ugandans’ views and opinions on poverty, fairness and inequality. It reports that over half (54%) of Ugandans say that the reason people are poor is laziness or a lack of personal effort. External factors such as social injustice (29%), luck (16%) and unemployment (11%) are mentioned by fewer people.

Kenya: A fair slice?

Archive 25 Sep 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief presents data on Kenyans’ views and opinions on poverty, fairness and inequality. It reports that majority of Kenyans (95%) think that the gap between rich and poor is too big, and a similar number feel it is the government’s job to reduce this gap (85%).

Tanzania: Politics, demonstrations and participation

Archive 5 Jul 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

Across a range of indicators of democracy, the majority of citizens say there is less freedom now than there was three years ago. Citizens feel that freedom has diminished for: opposition parties to hold rallies and speak their mind (64%), the media to criticize or report government mistakes (62%), and for independent groups to voice their views, hold meetings (58%). Half of citizens also feel they personally have less freedom to voice their own political views (54%). But support for multiparty democracy remains strong, with 9 out of 10 citizens (84%) preferring to have many political parties.

Uganda: Frankly Speaking

Archive 24 Apr 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

7 out of 10 think that radio and television stations should be free to produce their own news programs (68%); and a similar number (72%) think that the news media should investigate and report on government mistakes and corruption.

Tanzania: Not to that extent?

Archive 28 Mar 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief presents data on Tanzanians’ opinions and experiences access to information and public debates. It reports that 7 out of 10 say that information held by public authorities is a public resource (70%, up from 60% in 2015); and 9 out of 10 say that ordinary citizens should have access to information held by public authorities (86%, up from 77% in 2015) and that giving citizens access to information can reduce corruption (86%, up from 80% in 2015).

Kenya: Money matters

Archive 26 Feb 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief presents data on Kenyans’ opinions and experiences of poverty and financial inclusion. It reports that Kenyans are most likely to name the cost of living as the biggest problem facing the country (28%) and their own household (38%).

Kenya: Are we safer?

Archive 12 Feb 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief presents data on citizens’ experiences of security, policing and extremism in Kenya and their views on how the problem can best be addressed.

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