NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 4 – A report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has revealed that Kenya has improved in governance over the past 10 years.
According to the study, Kenya ranked 12th out of 54 countries in overall governance, with a score of 59 percent, a 5.1 improvement over the past 10 years.
“Kenya is one of the 10 countries that improved across all four sub-categories of the Sustainable Economic Opportunity category,” the study stated.
The report however indicated that the progress in African governance over the past decade was being held back by deterioration in safety and the rule of law.
The 10th edition of IIAG brings together data to assess African countries against 95 indicators drawn from 34 independent sources.
The deterioration in the rule of law, it stated, had worsened recently, with almost half of the countries on the continent recording their worst score ever in this category within the last three years.
This year, for the first time, the IIAG includes Public Attitude Survey data from Afro barometer.
This captures Africans’ own perceptions of governance, which provide fresh perspective on the results registered by other data such expert assessment and official data.