Kenya placed 11 in Africa governance score

Founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mohammed Ibrahim. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Kenya has been ranked number 11 in overall governance in Africa, joining Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire in the list of countries that have shown the most improvement in the past decade.

Kenya moved from position 19 to 11, Morocco from 25 to 15 and Côte d’Ivoire from 41 to 22, according to the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

The report, the foundation’s 12th, looks at both country and indicator trends over a period by evaluating more recent progress in governance alongside long-term performance.

Its reports are deemed to have the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.

Kenya also did remarkably well in the sustainable economic opportunity score, coming 8th, with Mauritius, Rwanda and Morocco topping in the category, which measures the extent to which governments enable their citizens to pursue economic goals and give them an opportunity to prosper.

It was also ranked number eight, with 79 percent, in the human development category, which assesses whether governments provide poverty mitigation and alleviation, educational advancement, healthcare and medical and sanitary services.

In this category, Kenya was singled out as the only country out of the 10 African countries with the largest gross domestic products in 2017 that improved its business environment.

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