Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2017: Mauritius ranked 1st for eleven consecutive years
The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) published on 20th November 2017 by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation ranked Mauritius 1st out of 54 African countries for its performance in governance. Published since 2007, the IIAG was created to provide a quantifiable tool to measure and monitor governance performance in African countries, to assess their progress over time and to support the development of effective and responsive policy solutions. The IIAG focuses on measuring outputs and outcomes of policy, rather than declarations of intent, de jure statutes and levels of expenditure.
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 which a State has the responsibility to deliver to its citizens.
In the IIAG, the country performance in delivering governance is measured across four key components, namely the Safety and Rule of Law, Participation and Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development.
The score of Mauritius increased by 1.5 points from 79.9 points in last year to 81.4 and by 3.1 points over the last 10 years (2007 to 2016). Mauritius tops the ranking in three out of four components, namely Safety & Rule of Law (82.7), Sustainable Economic Opportunity (79.4) and Human Development (86.1). The country ranks second after Cabo Verde under the Participation & Human Rights with a score of 77.5. Each of these categories contains sub-categories which provide quantifiable measures of the overarching dimensions of governance. In total, the IIAG contains 100 indicators.
Download the report: Mo Ibrahim Foundation (2017). Ibrahim Index of African Governance.