The Mo Ibrahim Index 2017 of African Governance has just been published and Mauritius retains its first rank in Africa. Mauritius has achieved the highest overall score (81.4) out of a total of 53 African countries. Seychelles is ranked second with a score of 73.4, followed by Botswana (72.7).
The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is a tool that measures and monitors governance performance in African countries.
Four categories of governance are assessed : Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development.
In the Safety & Rule of Law component, Mauritius ranks first with a score of 82.7.
In the Participation & Human Rights component, Mauritius ranks second with a score of 77.5.
In the Sustainable Economic Opportunity component, Mauritius keeps its first place with a score of 79.4.
The highest score is in Human Development component : 86.1 With this score Mauritius ranks first also in that index.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation defines governance as the provision of the political, social and economic public goods and services that every citizen has the right to expect from their state, and that a state has the responsibility to deliver to its citizens. In the IIAG, country performance in delivering governance is measured across four key components that effectively provide indicators of a country’s Overall Governance performance.