The Foundation produces three flagship research products:
- Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). The IIAG dataset is released every two years, accompanied by an Index Report outlining the main findings of the Index, continental, regional and country data, and other resources and analytical tools.
- African Governance Report. Every other year, the Foundation publishes an annual African Governance Report, utilising the IIAG in relation to a specific topic relevant to African governance, such as Africa’s progress towards its development agendas.
- Ibrahim Forum Report. The Report is published annually ahead of the Ibrahim Forum at the Foundation’s annual Ibrahim Governance Weekend. It provides the most recent facts, figures and analysis on a specific topic identified as a priority for African governance, such as African migrations, Africa’s youth, urbanisation and agriculture.
The Foundation also works with other organisations to produce joint research products and publishes other research publications briefs and analysis throughout the year.
Latest Forum Report
The Road to COP27: Making Africa’s Case in the Global Climate DebateDownload File (pdf)
Key Recommendations for COP27Download File (pdf)
IIAG latest reports
2022 Index ReportDownload File (pdf)
COVID-19 in Africa: A challenging road to recoveryDownload File (pdf)
Agendas 2063 & 2030: Is Africa on track? (2019)Download File (pdf)
Other key documents relating to the Index and Forum can be found in the downloads sections, linked on the right.
As the COVID-19 context represents a key challenge for African leadership and governance, the Foundation has decided to focus its resources and expertise on providing the data and analysis relevant to address the impact of this crisis.
MIF aims at telling the African story of COVID-19, assessing the continent’s capacity to manage the pandemic, and its economic, political and social impact, including how it affects African citizens.
COVID-19 in Africa one year on: impact and prospectsDownload File (pdf)
COVID-19 in Africa: A call for coordinated governance, improved health structures and better data, April 2020Download File (pdf)
Research Spotlights on COVID-19
Agenda 2063 & the SDGs offer clear roadmap for aligning COVID-19 recoveryCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 1
Africa's vaccine inequityCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 2
Financing the COVID-19 response: urgent need for liquidity as the third wave surges in AfricaCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 3
COVID-19 and gender: how better data can drive a more inclusive recoveryCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 4
The threat of variants in Africa: the third COVID-19 wave surges up faster and higher than beforeCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 5
Domestic resource mobilisation: Financing a post-COVID agendaCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 6
COVID-19: A stumbling block for Africa’s demographic dividend?COVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 7
Challenges of vaccine manufacturing in AfricaCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 8
Resource dependency, COVID and the move towards diversificationCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 9
What’s trust got to do with it? State-society relations and COVID-19 recoveryCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 10
Why Africa needs a New Public Health Order to tackle the threat of infectious diseasesCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 11
COVID-19 has further complicated Africa’s road to 'Silencing the Guns'COVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 12
Weathering the next crisis – the AfCFTA as a tool for resilienceCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 13
COVID-19 vaccine donations to Africa: increase the pledges and speed up deliveryCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 14
The Special Drawing Rights: radical reallocation required in RomeCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 15
Climate change drives hunger in Africa: concrete action needed at COP26COVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 16
Africa’s vast green potential should not be limited to renewable energyCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 17
African perspectives on climate changeCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 18
The African Continental Free Trade Area: an engine of transformationCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 19
Violence against women: the shadow pandemic for which there is no vaccineCOVID-19 and Africa’s governance: Spotlight 20
Research briefs on COVID-19
Africa’s youth: action needed now to support the continent’s greatest asset, August 2020Download File (pdf)
Population-adjusted COVID-19 data: an analysis of Africa, July 2020Download File (pdf)
Africa’s ‘unsung heroes’ and COVID-19: besides celebration, the need to strengthen capacities, June 2020Download File (pdf)
COVID-19: A tipping point in the fight against poverty, June 2020Download File (pdf)
COVID-19 & African debt: further distress or the beginning of a new paradigm?, June 2020Download File (pdf)
COVID-19 and Africa’s energy sector: a case for starting anew?, May 2020Download File (pdf)
Food insecurity in Africa: deadlier than COVID-19?, May 2020Download File (pdf)
A strain on democracy? African elections and COVID-19, May 2020Download File (pdf)
Forum Report research and analysis
COP27: Taking stock of progressDownload File (pdf)
Gas, renewables, and climate changeDownload File (pdf)
Climate Crisis in AfricaDownload File (pdf)
Growth without emissions?Download File (pdf)
Africa's critical mineralsDownload File (pdf)
Africa’s green & blue wealthDownload File (pdf)
IIAG Research Spotlights
A new format exploring IIAG data and key facts and figures on African governance more in-depth.
Social JusticeView Spotlight
Business and economic findings from the IIAGView Spotlight
Statistical capacity, civil registration and the development agendasView Spotlight
Gender equalityView Spotlight
IIAG WASH findingsView Spotlight
Environmental findings from the IIAGView Spotlight
Rule of Law and Equal Access to JusticeView Spotlight
Trade data and findings from the IIAGView Spotlight
The Foundation also produces research outside of these major products on issues surrounding the focus of the Foundation’s work, including a series of collaborative research papers, intended to provide in-depth analysis and insights on key issues relevant to governance and leadership in Africa, in addition to our main research outputs.