2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance: Summary Report with Key Findings

Date: November 24, 2014
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The 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) reveals discrepancies in governance performance between countries and within the four conceptual categories. More than ever, these discrepancies call for an Afro-realist approach, which tempers historical Afro-pessimism and current Afro-optimism. Anyone who wants a true grasp of African realities must reject the attitude which reduces the continent geographically or governance conceptually, in favour of a more granular approach. For this, the IIAG can be a very useful tool.

13 out of the 52 countries show wide-reaching gains, having improved in overall governance and in the political, social and economic governance dimensions over the past five years. However, the dramatic deteriorations or underperformance of some countries are a cause for concern. Over the past five years, every one of the top five ranking countries has deteriorated in at least one category, demonstrating that even these need to remain vigilant and retain an on-going commitment to the governance agenda.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is committed to making data on the quality of governance in Africa freely available and accessible to all citizens of the continent and interested stakeholders.


Publisher: Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Year of Publication: November 2014
Download : 19673_2014-summary-report-with-key-findings.pdf

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