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The IIAG is the most comprehensive dataset for any audience interested to assess governance performance in Africa on a whole spectrum of thematic governance dimensions, including security, justice, democracy, transparency, rights, economic opportunity and health – at the continental, regional, and national level. 

The IIAG online data portal is an interactive tool for users to access the full dataset, explore the data and extract data visualisations.

The 2022 IIAG offers an overview of Africa’s governance progress and an assessment of the state of the continent over a decade (2012-2021) marked by the converging impacts of non-African born challenges, including COVID-19 and the climate crisis.


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  • Public Perception of Overall Governance

    About Citizens’ Voices

    As citizens are the recipients of public leadership and governance, the assessment of governance performance of the IIAG is accompanied by the Citizens’ Voices dataset in an effort to contextualise the official and expert assessment data in the IIAG with the reality on the ground as perceived by citizens.

    MIF has been working with and supporting Afrobarometer, the leading pan-African research institution conducting public opinion surveys on the continent, and the 2022 IIAG framework gives these more prominence. Formerly scattered at various levels in the IIAG, citizens’ assessments of various governance components are now highlighted in a Citizens’ Voices section, providing a comprehensive 'reality check' to complement the IIAG results.

    This section mirrors the IIAG categories and provides public perception data on the closest proxies to the IIAG measures. However, whilst these measures are available to compare across the IIAG, it is important to note that their scores do not form part of the calculation for Overall Governance.