Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 Mo Ibrahim African Governance Index

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance was announced on 5 October 2015.  It ranked 54 African governments on the basis of safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development.

The top three ranked countries in overall governance were Mauritius (1), Cape Verde (2), and Botswana (3).  East African countries performed reasonably well: Kenya (14), Tanzania (18), and Uganda (19). 

The six countries in the Horn of Africa all ranked below the mid-point and four of the six ranked in the bottom five.  Ethiopia scored highest at 31, Djibouti at 36, Eritrea at 50, Sudan at 51, South Sudan at 53, and Somalia at 54.  Since its point score in 2011, Ethiopia improved modestly while Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia improved marginally.  South Sudan dropped dramatically while Eritrea dropped marginally. 

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