COUNTRY
RANK /100 6 YEAR CHANGE
1 Mauritius 82.8 4.5
2 Cape Verde 78.4 4.1
3 Botswana 77.2 0.9
4 Seychelles 73.4 -0.5
5 South Africa 70.7 -1.1
6 Namibia 69.8 0.2
7 Ghana 66.3 2.0
8 Tunisia 62.7 -2.0
9 Lesotho 61.0 -0.2
10 Tanzania 58.8 0.4
11 São Tomé and Príncipe 58.5 1.9
12 Zambia 58.5 2.1
13 Benin 57.8 -1.1
14 Egypt 57.7 0.2
15 Morocco 57.0 -0.4
16 Senegal 56.2 -3.0
17 Malawi 56.0 3.3
18 Burkina Faso 55.1 2.0
19 Uganda 55.1 1.3
20 Mali 55.0 1.9
21 Mozambique 54.9 0.2
22 Gabon 53.6 5.3
23 Rwanda 53.5 2.0
24 Algeria 52.9 -1.6
25 Kenya 52.7 -1.2
26 Swaziland 52.0 1.8
27 Gambia 51.6 -1.5
28 Niger 49.5 6.7
29 Djibouti 49.0 0.1
30 Sierra Leone 48.1 8.9
31 Comoros 47.9 0.0
32 Mauritania 47.5 -2.2
33 Ethiopia 46.7 0.7
34 Liberia 46.6 12.0
35 Madagascar 46.1 -12.8
36 Burundi 44.9 1.1
37 Cameroon 44.9 0.8
38 Libya 44.5 -8.0
39 Togo 44.4 6.4
40 Angola 44.1 9.3
41 Congo 43.5 3.8
42 Guinea 42.5 3.6
43 Nigeria 42.0 0.2
44 Equatorial Guinea 40.5 3.4
45 Guinea-Bissau 39.8 -1.2
46 Côte d’Ivoire 38.8 3.4
47 Zimbabwe 34.4 1.3
48 Central African Rep. 33.7 5.2
49 Eritrea 33.0 -5.8
50 Chad 32.8 1.8
51 Congo, Democratic Rep. 32.8 2.2
52 Somalia 7.2 -1.6

Key findings:

  • Nigeria, West Africa’s powerhouse, has for the first time this year fallen into the bottom ten governance performers on the continent.
  • While West, Central and Southern Africa are slowly improving their overall governance scores, both North Africa and East Africa have registered declines.
  • Five of the six most imbalanced countries belong to North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia
  • Angola, Liberia and Togo have left the IIAG’s group of the ten worst performers. They have been replaced by Eritrea, Guinea Bissau and Nigeria.
  • Since 2000, at the continental level, there have been improvements in 11 out the 14 sub-categories of the IIAG.
  • While West, Central and Southern Africa are slowly improving their overall governance scores, both North Africa and East Africa have registered declines.
  • Over the last six years, almost half (21) of the 52 African countries register increased imbalance between the four categories.
  • Between 2000 and 2011, overall continental governance improved in Africa.
  • Over the last six years, Tanzania has climbed up the IIAG’s rankings, making it into the top ten for the first time.

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