Early this week, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation released the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) report for 2015. The report revealed that over the last four years, governance progress in Africa has stalled.
Published annually, the IIAG provides a comprehensive assessment of governance performance for each of the 54 African countries. The 2015 IIAG consists of 93 indicators which fall into four categories: Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development.
According to Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation,
While Africans overall are certainly healthier and live in more democratic societies than 15 years ago, the 2015 IIAG shows that recent progress in other key areas on the continent has either stalled or reversed, and that some key countries seem to be faltering. This is a warning sign for all of us. Only shared and sustained improvements across all areas of governance will deliver the future that Africans deserve and demand.
This is the case of the Republic of Cameroon which witnessed an overall decline in good governance during the period in question. According to the report:
Cameroon’s governance performance shows decline in three of the four categories, resulting in a negative trend at the overall governance level.
It faces mounting challenges in Safety & Rule of Law, particularly in National Security, which has shown a marked deterioration in the past four years.
In Participation & Human Rights, despite marginal gains in Participation, Cameroon’s weakening performance in Rights is of concern.
While its deterioration in Sustainable Economic Opportunity reflects the general continental decline in this category, Cameroon remains the highest scoring Central African country in this governance component.
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