allAfrica.com: Africa: Governance Improves in Liberia, Angola, Togo But Declines in Eritrea, Madasgascar

Cape Town — Governance standards have improved significantly in Angola, Liberia and Togo over the past four years, but have declined in Eritrea and Madagascar, according to a leading survey assessing the quality of governance across Africa.This year’s edition of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released in Johannesburg on Monday, shows that Mauritius remains Africa’s best-governed country, with a score of 82 out of a possible 100 on the index. Somalia is still the worst-governed nation, with a score of 8.Liberia’s score showed the biggest increase, from 32 in 2004/05 to 44 in 2008/09, the latest years for which data are available. Angola’s score also rose steadily over the four years, from 31 to 39, while Togo’s improved from 36 to 43.All three countries nevertheless remained in the bottom half of the continent’s rankings. Of 53 nations surveyed, Liberia was in 36th place, just ahead of Niger and Mauritania and immediately behind Cameroon and Ethiopia. Togo was in 39th and Angola in 43rd place.

allAfrica.com: Africa: Governance Improves in Liberia, Angola, Togo But Declines in Eritrea, Madasgascar

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