The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership for Africa. It is our conviction that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens.

The Foundation focusses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa through four key initiatives:

Ibrahim Index of African Governance

The IIAG is a statistical assessment of the performance of governance in every African country.

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IIAG downloads

Download the latest governance reports and key Index documents.

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Online Data Portal

Explore the full IIAG dataset to Indicator level in our interactive online Data Portal.

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Ibrahim Prize

The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership celebrates excellence in African leadership. It is awarded to a former Executive Head of State or Government by an independent Prize Committee.

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Prize Laureates

Find out about past winners of the Prize.

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Prize Committee

Find out about who sits on the independent Prize Committee.

Committee Members

Ibrahim Governance Weekend

The Ibrahim Governance Weekend is the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, held every year in a different African country.

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Ibrahim Forum

The Ibrahim Forum is an annual high-level discussion forum convened around one specific issue of critical importance to Africa that demands committed leadership and sound governance.

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Forum downloads

A Forum Report is produced ahead of each discussion with a detailed, data-driven analysis of the topic. Download all past reports and related documents.

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Now Generation Forum

Ahead of the Forum, the Foundation convenes young African emerging leaders for the Now Generation Forum (NGF) to discuss the main themes. NGF representatives then bring their perspectives to the Ibrahim Forum.

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Ibrahim Fellowships

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. The Fellows receive mentoring from the current leaders of key multilateral institutions.

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Current Fellows

Learn more about the current Fellows.

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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation supports scholarships at four institutions each year. Find out about them here.

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Ibrahim Governance Weekend 2021

Held in a virtual format for the first time, the 2021 IGW focussed on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa and the path to recovery.

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President Mahamadou Issoufou wins 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

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Vaccines for Africa is a matter of global security

The Foundation has called for a series of urgent actions aimed at upscaling vaccine access in Africa.

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MIF resources on COVID-19 in Africa

Resources on COVID-19 in Africa, including Foundation research, commentary and useful links.

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COVID-19 data updates

Latest Africa data from Africa CDC.

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