African Governance Indicators
The African Governance Indicators were first created by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in 2005. It's second publication came out in 2009, and the third version is expected in 2011.
Description and methodology: The ECA’s African Governance Report sets out to measure and monitor the state of governance, which started in 28 African countries, and now covers 35 countries. The scores are sample averages drawn from the expert surveys for the 35 countries in the African Governance Project. The indicators first cover political representation, then institutional effectiveness, then service delivery, then taxes and corruption. The methodology for the study consisted of a research instrument with three components in 35 project countries: a national expert opinion survey, a national household sample survey and desk research. The Africa Governance Indicators are derived from the data collected in the expert panel study, which contains 83 measures of the perceptions of the nation’s elite in each of 35 countries covered in the study, clustered in 23 groups.
- UNECA. “Striving for Good Governance in Africa: African Governance Report.” Addis-Ababa, 2005.
- UNECA. "African Governance Report 2009." Oxford University Press. 2009.
Bandura, R (2008), "A Survey of Composite Indices Measuring Country Performance: 2008 Update", UNDP/ODS Working Paper, February.