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.

COVID-19 hub

MIF aims at telling the African story of COVID-19, assessing the continent’s capacity to manage the pandemic & its economic, political and social impact.

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Download 2021 Index Report

COVID-19 in Africa: a challenging road to recovery.


COVID-19 cases and vaccine access in Africa

View latest data on confirmed and active cases, as well as our vaccine tracker.


Latest Data Story

Developments in Africa's capacity to manufacture its own vaccines.


About the event

The Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW) brings together leading voices from across Africa and beyond to discuss issues of critical importance to the continent’s progress.

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Watch sessions on demand

View all sessions from the 2021 event via MIF.live

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Forum documents

Download the Forum Report, summary and other documents from 2021 and previous events.

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Watch 2021 highlights

View highlights of all sessions on YouTube.

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Research hub

Find out more about and access the Foundation's research.

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2021 Forum Report

COVID-19 in Africa one year on: impact and prospects.


Latest research paper

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Impact on Africa.

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Latest research paper

Western Africa’s recent coups.

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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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Governance Index

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is a tool that measures and monitors governance performance in African countries.

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Now Generation Network

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Now Generation Network (NGN) is a coalition of young and mid-career Africans committed to moving the continent’s development agenda forward.

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Ibrahim Prize

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

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Data Stories

The Foundation's interactive Data Stories bring our research to life in scrolling, animated form accompanied by illustrations, charts, videos and engaging narrative.  

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Current vacancies

We are expanding our team! If you’re interested in enhancing governance and leadership in Africa, take a look at the available positions at the Foundation's secretariat. Research, digital, and communications positions are now open!

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The Africa Roundtable

On Thursday, 12 May, Mo Ibrahim took part in the Africa Roundtable, a new forum for decision-makers from politics, business and civil society from across Africa and Europe. This debate focussed on Africa's economic recovery and financial inclusion as well responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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