Mo Ibrahim: Trends in measuring governance in Africa ‘striking’

Mo Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) has described as “striking” the 2018 results and trends in measuring the governance process in Africa.


The results of the 12th annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) will be made public on October 29, 2018, and will be preceded by a Facebook live event to discuss the results contained in the 2018 results.


The IIAG is an unmatched resource providing the world’s most extensive analysis of the quality of governance in African countries.


In a statement the foundation said it was pleased to announce the launch of the 12th annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), when the results and analysis would be shared with the public at


It said to mark the launch, Dr Ibrahim would participate in a Facebook Live event to discuss this year’s striking results and the trends measuring Africa’s public governance progress.


“Dr Ibrahim will be joined by a panel of African experts representing the continent’s growing next generation voices, Yvonne Apea Mensah from Ghana and Nasi Rwigema from South Africa, who will provide their own opinions of this year’s Index findings, and the panel will also respond to questions in real time from online users.


“Following the launch, MIF, in partnership with the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), will host a high level discussion on the findings on November 2, in Pretoria, South Africa with a separate media advisory following details of the event.


“With the Index, MIF seeks to enable governments, citizens, business, academia, policy makers and analysts to use its findings as a tool to assess accurately the delivery of public goods and services and drive conversations about governance in Africa made freely available each year via the IIAG Data Portal (
“With ten years of data to draw from, the 2018 IIAG was uniquely positioned to measure trends governance, providing in-depth analysis on how the quality of governance has changed over the past five years (2013-2017) within the context of the last decade (2008-2017), and what could be key to Africa’s transformation.
“For the first time, an assessment of youth inclusion is part of the IIAG using the indicator Promotion of Socio-economic Integration of Youth, the Index assesses, whether there is a government policy/strategy to increase socio-economic integration of youth,” the statement said. –

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