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Putting African governance into perspective

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data on African governance. Our interactive visualisation puts the facts and the trends at the fingertips of everyone with an interest in Africa.

About the Index

A valuable tool for governments, NGOs, journalists and researchers, the IIAG is a vast piece of research compiled annually from 32 independent international sources to indicate the performance of 52 African nations on key aspects of governance.

This is the most accurate picture of what is going on in Africa, based on data, not personal views or political bias.

Mo Ibrahim

Data spanning a 12 year period are presented across four political, social and economic categories; Safety and Rule of Law, Participation and Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development. Working alongside the Foundation, we were convinced the research could be better presented visually, so that important trends and correlations were easier to find and interpret.


Visualising the data

We built a sophisticated platform to access, import and interconnect the data, enabling users to explore, compare and customise the results for each country, and see facts about the key changes over time. The visualisation adds context and clarity to IIAG statistics, enabling a more accurate representation of governance across the continent and allowing governments, institutions, businesses and journalists to easily assess policy outcomes in Africa.


Positive change

The IIAG is helping to support advancements in leadership that bring about meaningful change on the African continent.

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