Wednesday, October 29, 2008

African governance scorecard

The Mo Ibrahim governance index, which ranks 48 sub-Saharan African countries by five criteria - safety and security, the rule of law, transparency and corruption, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development - finds Mauritius as the best governed country in Africa. Interestingly, the smaller countries occupy the top positions, while the biiger, resource-rich ones make up the rear. Yet another affirmation of the "resource curse"?



(HT: The Economist)

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