Global Integrity: Africa Integrity Indicators

The Africa Integrity Indicators, a new initiative of Global Integrity undertaken in collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, assesses key social, economic, political and anti-corruption mechanisms at the national level in over 50 African countries.

Using the Indaba fieldwork platform and Global Integrity’s expert assessment methodology, the project evaluates both legal frameworks and the practical implementation and enforcement of those frameworks across various categories, including safety and rule of law, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development.

Each country assessment contained in the African Integrity Indicators is comprised of a quantitative scorecard with 123 discrete indicators.

A team of researchers, journalists and academics prepare the project through a double-blind peer review process. More than 150 contributors are participating in preparing the first annual assessment.

The project will provide an original data source for the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, informing and empowering citizens, civil society, parliaments and governments to measure progress on various aspects of governance. The project also aims to build a community of research practitioners across the continent and to ensure that African experts who are rooted in the local context of each country generate governance data on Africa.

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