Nigeria's ranking has fallen eight places since 2000, and it has seen a notable decline in its score for Participation & Human Rights.
The 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), released today, reveals that Nigeria's governance ranking has fallen eight places since 2000.
The 2013 IIAG shows that 94% of Africans — including those in Nigeria — live in a country that has experienced overall governance improvement since 2000.
Although Nigeria's overall governance score has improved since 2000, its ranking has fallen by eight places.
The 2013 IIAG provides full details of Nigeria's performance across four categories of governance: Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development.
Nigeria has seen a notable decline in its score for Participation & Human Rights. Participation & Human Rights measures the protection of human rights, civil and political participation, and gender issues.
The 6% of people living in a country which has experienced governance deterioration since 2000 live in Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Eritrea, Somalia, Libya and Mali.
Nigeria's performance in the 2013 IIAG:
- Ranks 41st (out of 52) overall
- Scores 43.4 (out of 100), lower than the African average (51.6)
- Has improved by +0.8 since 2000
- Ranks 13th (out of 16) in the West African region
- Scores lower than the regional average for West Africa (52.5)
- Ranks its highest in the category Human Development (33rd out of 52)
- Ranks its lowest in the category Safety & Rule of Law (42nd out of 52)
- Ranks its highest in the sub-category Public Management (14th out of 52) and ranks its lowest in the sub-category Personal Safety (49th out of 52)