Zambia ranked 13th in good governance, democracy

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-Zambia has been ranked thirteenth out of
52 African countries in good governance and democracy by the Ibrahim
Index of African Governance (IIAG).

The latest IIAG report released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation on Monday
this week indicates that Zambia has made an improvement in the past
five years.

Zambia is among the other countries on the African continent that has
shown tremendous improvement. Out of 100 score-chart, Zambia scored

Mauritius has scored the highest marks with 81.7, followed by Cape
Verde with 76.6 while Somalia gotten a paltry 8.6 trailing behind the
Central African Republic which has 24.8.

The IIAG provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in
African countries.

The foundation defines governance as the provision of the political,
social and economic goods that a citizen has the right to expect from
his or her country, and that a state has the responsibility to deliver
to its citizens.

It is compiled by combining over 100 variables from more than 30
independent African and global institutions.

The IIAG assesses progress under four main conceptual categories, and
these are safety and the rule of law, participation and human rights,
sustainable economic opportunity and human development.