The IIAG provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in every African country. It consists of more than 90 indicators built up into 14 sub-categories, four categories and one overall measurement of governance performance.These indicators include official data, expert assessments and citizen surveys, provided by more than 30 independent global data institutions. This represents the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.
It provides data for every African country each year from 2000. Each country receives a score on a scale of 0-100 with the highest score showing the best performance. Countries are also ranked from 1-54 in each year.
The IIAG provides a framework for citizens, governments, institutions and the private sector to assess accurately the delivery of public goods and services, and policy outcomes, across the continent and for each of the 54 African countries. The IIAG is both a tool to help determine and debate government performance and a decision-making instrument with which to govern.
It also allows users to benchmark governance performance across various dimensions at national, regional and continental level. For every year and every country, annual results are available from 2000, enabling the analysis of trends over time and space.
All of the underlying data used in the construction of the IIAG are freely available and transparently published alongside a comprehensive methodology.