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Kenya: The big four agenda

Archive 20 May 2019 new | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that 8 out of 10 Kenyans (77%) cite corruption as the main reason why the government’s agenda may not succeed. Other factors are named by far fewer people (politics – 13%, bureaucracy – 5%). Nonetheless, 14% of Kenyans say that nothing will derail the agenda.

Uganda: Banking, mobile money and taxes

Archive 29 Apr 2019 new | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that a majority of citizens (79%) say that they think mobile money services are too expensive. This is compared to 3 out of 10 (32%) who said the same one year before. This coincides with the introduction of excise duty on mobile money transactions.

Uganda: More food, less money

Archive 20 Mar 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that four out of five Ugandan households (81%) say their household income does not meet daily expenses. These figures are similar to 2017. However, the amount of money that households report needing every day has gone down from UGX 11,800 to UGX 10,300 in the same period.

Grading the nation?

Archive 1 Mar 2019 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that a majority of citizens (65%) say that the cost of living is the biggest problem facing their household. And seven out of ten Kenyans (71%) say they are not satisfied overall with the direction in which the country is heading; half of these blame economic issues for this view.

Kenya: Active and engaged?

Archive 26 Nov 2018 | Information, Governance & Citizen Action

This brief reports that more than half of citizens define participation more strongly than participating in meetings; as the implementation of citizens’ opinions (35%) or citizens shaping the development agenda (21%).

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%).

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