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The Big Four Agenda: Kenyans’ views on current public policy issues

Despite some positive indications in citizens’ views about corruption management, 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.

Banking, mobile money and taxes: Ugandans’ experiences of and opinions on financial inclusion

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.

More food, less money: Ugandans’ experiences and opinions on poverty and livelihoods

If given a cash injection of UGX 350,000 from the government, on average Ugandans are likely to spend close to half of it (44%) on starting or growing a business, 18% on agriculture and 13% on school fees.

Grading the nation? Kenyans’ opinions on government, leadership and corruption

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.

Active and engaged? Kenyans’ views and experiences on citizen participation

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%).

Preparing the next generation: Ugandans’ experiences and opinions on education

8 out of 10 parents (82%) do not do anything about the problems in the education sector beyond reporting them.

The haves and the have nots: Ugandans’ views and opinions on poverty, fairness and inequality

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.
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