Do Trustworthy Institutions Matter for Development? Corruption, Trust and Government Performance in Africa

Publisher: Afrobarometer
Published: 2016
Briefing paper
"This Afrobarometer dispatch explores whether African citizens think that political institutions – ranging from the state presidency to local government councils – are worthy of their trust and whether public trust matters for development outcomes. We focus on the popular trustworthiness of institutions as a convenient shorthand way to summarize the quality and capacity of political institutions from a public opinion perspective."