Established in 2007, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) assesses governance performance in Africa. Consisting of 94 indicators calculated using data from 32 independent sources, the annual IIAG is the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.

The IIAG aims to provide:

  • A framework for stakeholders to assess the delivery of public goods and services, and policy outcomes, in every African country.
  • A tool with which to govern, highlighting continental, regional, national, and thematic governance results.

“We are looking not just for a job done… we are looking for people changing the course of the country.”

—Mo Ibrahim, founder of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Ibrahim index of african governance

The data are classified within four categories:
(Number of countries with improved scores 2006-2013)


ibrahimindex_1 Safety & rule of law
Includes rule of law, accountability, personal safety, and national security.
ibrahimindex_2 Human development
Includes welfare, education, and health.
ibrahimindex_3 Sustainable economic opportunity
Includes public man-agement, business environment, infra-structure, and rural sector.
ibrahimindex_4 Participation & human rights
Includes participation, rights, and gender equity.

2013 IIAG, Country & rank | scores /100