South tops survey of best governed regions

6.10.09

 | Source: Financial Times Online

Southern Africa outperforms north Africa in the delivery of public goods and services, according to an annual survey of governance.

The survey - launched three years ago by Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese billionaire philanthropist - aims to help civil society track government performance in Africa. Its rankings are led by Mauritius, the Seychelles and Cape Verde.

Country assessments are based on 84 indicators collated from a range of data provided by institutions and experts and broadly categorised...