The 2020 edition of the Mo Ibrahim Index of Governance in Africa (IIAG) has ranked Tunisia 4th out of 54 selected in terms of good governance with a score of 70.4% of overall points.
Mauritius ranked the best performer with a top score of 77.2% and is followed by Cape Verde (73.1%) and Seychelles (72.3%).
Tunisia was ranked ahead of Botswana (66.9%) South Africa (65.8%), Namibia (65.1%), Ghana (64.3%), Senegal (63.2%) and Morocco (61.0%).
Meanwhile, Somalia is ranked 54th and last with an index of 19.2%. According to the report, there has been a general slowdown in progress over the past 5 years.
The 2019 average score for Africa fell for the first time since 2010, while it had either increased or stagnated before.
The African average for the Mo Ibrahim Good Governance Index is 48.8 in 2019 compared to 49 out of 100 in 2018, down 0.2 percentage point year over year.
This situation is due to the deterioration of performance in 3 of the 4 categories of the index.
These include participation, respect for the rights and inclusion of citizens; security and the rule of law; and human development.