Governance in Africa: Trend, Winners & Losers — by Country
“The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) was created to provide a quantifiable tool to measure and monitor governance performance in African countries…” .The index has been published since 2007 and is updated on an annual basis, making last year’s report a decade worth of data collection and progress assessment on African countries.
The index covers and measures governance, in Africa, in the follow categories and sub-categories:
Key takeaways from the 2016 report are:
* The average score in overall governance has improved by one point over the last decade
* Since 2006, 37 African countries — home to 70% of Africans — have improved in overall governance. Sidenote – there are 52 countries on the continent.
* In terms of overall governance, Cote d’Ivoire has improved the most (and has the highest score), followed by Togo (2nd place), Zimbabwe (3rd place), Liberia (4th place) and Rwanda (5th place).
* Safety & Rule of Law is the only category, in the index, to register a negative trend over the decade.
* 78% of Africans live in a country in which Participation & Human Rights has improved over the past decade.
So how did each country fare? Well, see below.
Safety & Rule of Law
Participation & Human Rights
Sustainable Economic Opportunity
Courtesy: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation. For the full 2016 report, click here