Ghana has been ranked the seventh best African country in good governance in the 2016 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) report released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
The report, which assessed 54 countries on the continent, gave Ghana a score of 63.9 percent in the Overall Governance Indicator.
It said though Ghana featured in the top 10 in the Overall Governance Index, the country’s score had fallen by -2.1 points over the last 10 years.
The greatest improver at the Overall Governance level over the decade is Cote d’Ivoire, followed by Togo, Zimbabwe, Liberia and Rwanda, the report said and added that the three highest scoring countries in 2015 were Mauritius, Botswana and Cape Verde.
The report said Ghana improved by 46.6 points in the Digital and IT infrastructure indicator over the past decade.
The report, however, states that Ghana and South Africa placed eighth and 10th respectively in the countries which had deteriorated over the decade.
The 2016 IIAG, which was launched on Monday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the improvement in overall governance in Africa over the past 10 years has been held back a widespread deterioration in the category of Safety and Rule of Law.
Attached is the full report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation