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Zimbabwe ranks 47th out of 52 in 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance
Mo Ibrahim Foundation
October 14, 2013
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The 2013 Ibrahim
Index of African Governance (IIAG), released today, shows that Zimbabwe
ranks 47th out of 52 African countries.
one of six countries to have remained consistently in the IIAG’s
bottom ten since 2000 - along with Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Central
African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia.
The 2013 IIAG
provides full details of Zimbabwe’s performance across four
categories of governance: Safety & Rule of Law, Participation
& Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development
Zimbabwe has shown its biggest improvement in the category of Human
Development Human Development measures welfare, education and health
since 2000, Zimbabwe’s governance score remains below the
continental average for Africa as well as the regional average for
The 2013 IIAG
shows that 94% of Africans – including those in Zimbabwe –
live in a country that has experienced overall governance improvement
The 6% of people
living in a country that has experienced governance deterioration
since 2000 are based in Madagascar, Eritrea, Guinea Bissau, Somalia,
Libya and Mali.
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