Measuring African 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 focusses on measuring outputs and outcomes of policy, rather than declarations of intent, de jure statutes and levels of expenditure.
47 independent sources
The 2022 IIAG provides data measuring the governance performance across all the dimensions described above for all 54 African countries for the years from 2012-2021. In order to provide a broad, documented and impartial picture of governance performance in every African country, the indicators used to measure governance in Africa are collected from 47 independent sources.
A revised framework
Since 2007, both the data and governance landscapes have evolved immensely. To take into account those changes, a thorough review of the IIAG was conducted between 2018 and 2020, providing a completely re-worked framework for the 2020 IIAG and successive iterations at both conceptual and methodological levels.