Vol. 10 No. 3: The 2011 Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG) Rankings: Some Issues for Analysi
21 November, 2011
The Ibrahim Index measures the delivery of public goods and services to citizens by governments and non-state actors across 86 criteria. The four main categories of indicators used as proxies for the quality of the processes and outcomes of governance include the following: Safety and Rule of Law; Participation and Human Rights; Economic Opportunity; and Human Development. The Index, published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, is the most comprehensive collection of qualitative and quantitative data on Africa. It aims to be the continent’s leading assessment of governance dedicated to informing and empowering citizens and governments to measure progress. The Ibrahim Index is compiled in partnership with experts from a number of African institutions and the data is based on the latest available data for each indicator. Previous years’ data are recalculated in line with improvements made to the Index’s structure to reflect newly available data. The dataset used to calculate the 2011 Ibrahim Index contains data from 2000 to 2010.