The series ‘Governance in Africa Conversations’ brings together some of the most important and inspired thinkers, policy makers and experts focusing on issues affecting governance in Africa.
Governance is critical for development – and development is critical for governance – and has become a powerful theme of discussions of development in Africa and elsewhere. But there is a need for more debate within Africa on these issues.
The series is part of the ‘Governance for Development Initiative’ at the Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in the United Kingdom, funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
The aim of the interviews is to contribute to the debate on governance and development in Africa, and answer some of the questions that are important for a better understanding of governance: what does ‘good governance’ mean? Is the relationship between governance and development outcomes (economic growth, poverty reduction, improved health, greater freedom, etc) beyond question? Which governance changes make the most difference to people’s well-being and to structural change in Africa? What are the lessons of governance reforms across different African countries?
Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)
The IIAG is a comprehensive collection of data on African governance, compiled by combining over 100 variables from more than 30 independent African and global sources.
This animated video explains how the IIAG works:
BROADCASTING: Please contact us if you are a TV or Radio channel interested in Broadcasting the Governance in Africa Conversations Series -or individual episodes- on a Radio or TV channel in Africa. We are able to provide Broadcasting Quality copies on demand.
LIBRARIES: The series are available on limited DVD format, all regions, exclusively for Academic Institutions and Libraries based in the continent. Qualifying institutions are welcome to contact the Centre of African Studies to request a copy.
For all other queries, please contact
Centre of African Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7898 4370
Fax: (+44) (0)20 7898 4369