Mauritius best governed African country - Mo Ibrahim Foundation

For the fifth successive year, Mauritius is judged to be the best governed African country.

Sudanese-British billionaire businessman Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim. Picture: mo.ibrahim.foundation

PRETORIA - South Africa scores the highest regional average in the latest governance index published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

For the fifth successive year, Mauritius is judged to be the best governed African country.

The annual governance index, published by the foundation established by Sudanese telecom billionaire Mo Ibrahim, has over the last decade become the most revealing mirror held up to the continent.

It has more than 2,000 points of data covering safety and the rule of law, participation in human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.

The data shows despite current controversy around state capture and financial instability in South Africa, government in the country has shown signs of bouncing back from a decade of decline.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa, by providing tools to assess and support progress in leadership and governance

2017 IIAG Results

How does your country perform in our newest analysis of the state of governance in Africa? You can explore the results of 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) categories, countries and metadata in detail on iiag.online/

Posted by Mo Ibrahim Foundation on Monday, 20 November 2017