African Governance Performance Dipped In 2019 – Report

Overall governance performance in Africa declined in 2019, the first time in a decade, according to the Index of African Governance produced by the Mo Ibrahim foundation.

It reported a general decline in citizens’ participation, human rights, rule of law and security on the continent – which were worsened by the impact of Covid-19.

Last year’s score on governance fell by 0.2 points below that of 2018 but progress has been slowing since 2015.



“This is a testing time for Africa…Citizens’ dissatisfaction and mistrust with governance delivery are growing. African states have an opportunity to demonstrate both their resolve to safeguard democracy and their ability to drive a new growth model,” said the foundation’s chair Mo Ibrahim.

Nevertheless, the researchers found that a majority of Africans live in a country where governance is better than it was a decade ago.


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