The article discusses the findings of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which evaluates 48 sub-Saharan countries according to 57 variables. It is stated that the Index is a diagnostic tool for civil society and governments so that performance can be enhanced and the lives and outcomes of the Africans can be strengthened. The governance categories and indicators of the Index are explained, which include Safety and Security, Rule of Law, Transparency and Corruption, Participation and Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Development, and Human Development. According to the Index, governance in the continent is improving.
Rotberg, Robert I. "Governance and Leadership in Africa: Measures, Methods and Results." Journal of International Affairs 62.2 (Spring/Summer 2009): 113-126.