PUTTING GOVERNANCE AT THE CENTRE OF AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT

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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COVID-19 in Africa: a challenging road to recovery

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COVID-19 cases and vaccine access in Africa

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

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Latest Research Spotlight

Violence against women: the shadow pandemic for which there is no vaccine

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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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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.

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Latest Research Spotlight

Violence against women: the shadow pandemic for which there is no vaccine

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Latest data story

Read a summary of the 2021 Forum Report COVID-19 in Africa one year on: impact and prospects, in a new interactive format.

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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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In conversation with... Donald Kaberuka

On Wednesday 26 January, Foundation board member Donald Kaberuka and members of our Now Generation Network will unpack what young Africans think on the continent’s economic prospects in 2022. Join the discussion and share your views. 

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COVID-19 in Africa: a challenging road to recovery

The Foundation's new report looks at COVID-19’s impact on Africa and the continent’s potential to respond. This new analysis draws on data from the Ibrahim Index of African Governance to provide a clear picture of where each country stands in relation to ten key challenges.

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Mo Ibrahim on democracy and good governance in Africa

Mo Ibrahim was recently interviewed by Zain Asher for One World CNN, where he spoke about his participation in President Biden's Summit for Democracy. He also discussed the link between corruption and autocracy. 

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

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