Cape Verde is Portuguese-speaking African country with highest ranking in Mo Ibrahim governance index

16 October 2012

Cape Verde kept its second place in the Ibrahim African Governance Index for 2012, which analyses factors such as education, health, security, human rights, development, and economy of 52 countries and which was published Monday by the Mo Ibrahim foundation.

The archipelago scored a total of 78.4 points out of 100, which was slightly less than the 79 points it scored in the previous year and Mauritius continued as the top ranking country with 82.8 points (81 in 2011).

Of the remaining Portuguese-speaking countries, Sao Tome and Principe and Angola both rose one place in the ranking, to 11th (58.5 points) and 40th (44.1 points), respectively, whilst Mozambique continued in 21st place (54.9 points).

The Portuguese-speaking African country with the lowest ranking was Guinea –Bissau, which scored just 39.8 points, dropping one place to 45th.

The Ibrahim African Good Governance Index, which was created in 2007, bases its ranking on statistics gathered together with African institutions with the aim of helping citizens, public authorities and other entities to assess the quality of public services and assets. (macauhub)