Governance Lags Needs, Expectations of Africans, Study Finds | News


Progress in African governance is lagging both the needs and expectations of a growing population, an annual index from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation finds.

Originally established in 2007 by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in partnership with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance provides an annual statistical assessment of the quality of governance in the fifty-four countries on the African continent. According to the 2018 index (144 pages, PDF), the continent has failed to generate adequate economic opportunities for its youth population, which has grown 26 percent over the last ten years, raising the share of the continent’s population under the age of 25 to 60 percent. The index also shows that the average country score for…

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