What’s going on with governance across the continent?
The Index of African Governance provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in every African country. Originally established with the John F Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), presently the index consists of more than 90 indicators built up into 14 sub-categories, four categories and one overall measurement of governance performance.
These indicators include official data, expert assessments and citizen surveys, provided by more than 30 independent global data institutions. This represents the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.
The overarching message in last year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance is that when looking at the average of all countries, overall governance progress in Africa has stalled since 2011
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is launching a special 10th anniversary edition of their annual Ibrahim Index today at 1pm, which will look at 10 years of data on African governance instead of just the past year.
Mo Ibrahim will announce the 2016 findings at a press conference in London today. He will be joined by high-level panellists, including:
- Donald Kaberuka, Former President, African Development Bank; Former Minister of Finance of Rwanda
- Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General, World Trade Organisation
- Festus Mogae, Former President of Botswana, 2008 Ibrahim Prize Laureate; and
- Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance, University of Oxford
* City Press will be streaming the press conference live from 12pm.