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2 The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Supports good governance and great leadership in Africa. The Foundation works to: – Provide a framework and tools by which citizens and governments can assess progress in governance. – Recognise excellence in African leadership. – Stimulate debate on the quality of governance and major governance issues in Africa. – Develop leadership and governance capacity in Africa.

3 Four Major Programme Areas 1.The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. 2.The Ibrahim Discussion Forum. 3.Capacity Development Programmes. 4.The Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

4 Celebrates excellence in African leadership. Awarded to a former Executive Head of State or Government by a Prize Committee composed of eminent figures, including two Nobel Laureates. Previous laureates are: President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007) President Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008) President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde (2011) President Nelson Mandela (Honorary) In 2009 and 2010 the Ibrahim Prize was not awarded by the Prize Committee. The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

5 An annual high level discussion forum on major African issues, facilitated by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The 2010 Ibrahim Forum took place in November 2010 in Port Louis, Mauritius. The topic was Regional Economic Integration. The 2011 Ibrahim Forum took place in November 2011 in Tunis, Tunisia. The topic was African Agriculture: From Meeting Needs To Creating Wealth. The 2012 Ibrahim Forum will take place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The focus will be on youth in Africa. The Ibrahim Discussion Forum

6 The Ibrahim Scholarship Programmes A range of scholarships to support aspiring African leaders at a number of distinguished academic institutions, including: Ahfad University in Khartoum The American University in Cairo London Business School School of Oriental and African Studies The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme A selective programme designed to identify and prepare the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with mentoring opportunities in key multilateral institutions. Ibrahim Leadership Fellows are hosted at: African Development Bank. UN Economic Commission for Africa. World Trade Organization. Capacity Building Programmes

7 The Ibrahim Index of African Governance is funded and led by an African institution. was designed to inform and empower citizens and public authorities to assess governance performance. is a progressive and responsive tool that will evolve to accommodate feedback and critiques from stakeholders.

8 The Ibrahim Index of African Governance Governance is defined by the Foundation as inclusive from the viewpoint of the citizen. It aims to capture all aspects of what a 21 st century citizen has the right to expect from his or her state, and what a state has the responsibility to deliver to citizens. It can be summarised by four over-arching categories (made up of constituent sub-categories): – Safety & Rule of Law (Rule of Law, Accountability, Personal Safety, National Security) – Participation & Human Rights (Participation, Rights, Gender) – Sustainable Economic Opportunity (Public Management, Business Environment, Infrastructure, Rural Sector) – Human Development (Welfare, Education, Health)

9 2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance Covers 11 data years (2000 – 2010) Includes 53 African countries Uses data from 23 third-party sources Ibrahim Index structure 121 variables 86 indicators 14 Sub-categories 2011 Ibrahim Index4 Categories

10 2011 Ibrahim Index Structure

11 2011 Ibrahim Index Data Providers 1 AfDBAfrican Development Bank 2 BFBertelsmann Foundation 3 CDD GhanaCenter for Democratic Development – Ghana 4 CIRICingranelli-Richards 5 EIUEconomist Intelligence Unit 6 FHFreedom House 7 HER-WSJThe Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal 8 IDMCInternal Displacement Monitoring Centre 9 IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development 10 IGMEInter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation 11 IMFInternational Monetary Fund 12 IREEPInstitut de Recherche Empirique en Economie Politique 13 ITUInternational Telecommunication Union 14 OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 15 OHCHROffice of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 16 PTSPolitical Terror Scale 17 RSFReporters sans Frontières 18 UCDPUppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research - Uppsala Conflict Data Programme 19 UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 20 UNHCROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 21 USDSU.S. Department of State - Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons 22 WBInternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank 23 WHOWorld Health Organisation

12 Some Strengths Comprehensive in its coverage of 53 countries in Africa. Simple, replicable methodology. Combination of expert assessment and official data. Provides scores at category and sub-category level, as well as the composite Index score. Publishes all raw data used in the compilation of the Index. Transparent in publishing margins of error and confidence intervals.

13 Some Limitations Lack of data availability – particularly for poverty and inequality. Need for assessments by African experts – purpose of Global Integrity project. Need to capture citizens’ opinions – support for Afrobarometer.

14 Rank Score / 100Rank Score / 100 1Mauritius82.528Libya49.9 2Cape Verde79.029Djibouti48.7 3Botswana76.130Sierra Leone48.2 4Seychelles73.531Comoros47.4 5South Africa70.632Mauritania47.3 6Namibia69.733Madagascar47.1 7Ghana66.034Ethiopia45.8 8Lesotho62.835Togo45.6 9Tunisia61.736Liberia45.4 10Egypt60.737Burundi45.1 11Benin59.938Cameroon45.0 12São Tomé and Príncipe58.439Niger44.2 13Tanzania58.140Congo42.4 14Morocco57.841Nigeria41.1 15Senegal57.542Angola40.8 16Zambia57.043Guinea37.8 17Malawi56.544Guinea-Bissau37.2 18Algeria55.345Equatorial Guinea36.5 19Burkina Faso55.146Côte d'Ivoire36.3 20Uganda55.047Eritrea34.8 21Mozambique54.648Sudan33.1 22Mali53.649Central African Republic32.6 23Kenya52.650Congo, Democratic Rep.32.4 24Gambia51.851Zimbabwe30.9 25Rwanda51.752Chad30.6 26Swaziland51.453Somalia7.9 27Gabon50.7 2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance: Overall Results (Rank Order)

15 Half a decade of sustained progress in economic management and human development Growing imbalance with reversals in the rule of law and rights 2011 Ibrahim Index: Key Findings Success stories demonstrate that equity and balance are key to governance quality (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Botswana, South Africa) Significant decline in Madagascar Meaningful improvement in Angola and Togo

16 2011 Ibrahim Index: Statistically Significant Improvements Liberia: gains across all four categories. 13 out of 14 sub- categories have improved. LiberiaSierra Leone Sierra Leone: gains across all four categories. Improved the most in Safety and Rule of Law and Sustainable Economic Opportunity

17 2011 Ibrahim Index: Statistically Significant Decline Madagascar: only country to have declined significantly over the past 5 years. Driven by declines in all categories and significant declines in Safety & Rule of Law and Participation & Human Rights Madagascar

18 2011 Ibrahim Index: Imbalance Tunisia, Egypt and Libya demonstrate imbalance between weak performance in Safety & Rule of Law and Participation & Human Rights and strong performance in Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development TunisiaEgypt Libya

19 Ethiopia: 2011 Ibrahim Index

20 Ethiopia: Governance Trend Over Time

21 2011 Ibrahim Index Ethiopia: Category Performance

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