31 Oct 2017 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 31 OCT (NAMPA) The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) will on 20 November launch the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), and results will be shared with the public via social media.
The IIAG provides an annual extensive analysis of the quality of governance in African countries.
According to a media statement issued by MIF on Tuesday, this year it will take the data directly to the public using social media to encourage discussion about governance and leadership in Africa.
Mo Ibrahim will participate in a Facebook Live event to discuss the key trends highlighted by this report and respond to questions in real time from online users, it said.
The 2017 IIAG combines 100 indicators from 36 independent African and global data institutions.
The report covers all 54 African countries in the areas of safety and the rule of law, human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development.
With the Index, MIF seeks to enable governments, citizens, business, academia, policy makers and analysts to use its findings as a tool to accurately assess the delivery of public goods and services and drive conversations about governance in Africa.
This year the focus of the foundations analysis is on comparing how the quality of governance across Africa has changed over the past five years (2012-2016) within the context of the last decade (2007-2016).
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa.
By providing tools to support progress in leadership and governance, the foundation aims to promote meaningful change on the continent.
Former Namibian President, Hifikepunye Pohamba was in 2015 awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for outstanding governance.
There was no winner of the 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, because there was no suitable candidate.