Sign In or Register | Wednesday, July 17, 2019
AfricaTeam,   9/12/2018 10:02:56 PM Add AfricaTeam as a Friend | Send Message
Africa See Profile
World Bank Review Reveals Unchanged Quality Of Policies And Institutional Performance In Africa

This analysis covers 38 countries and describes the progress these countries are making on improving the quality of their policies and institutions
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, September 12, 2018/ -- The average quality of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa was broadly unchanged in 2017, according to the latest review by the World Bank. This is a shift from the deterioration observed in the previous year.

This analysis covers 38 countries and describes the progress these countries are making on improving the quality of their policies and institutions. Countries are rated on a scale of 1 (low) to 6 (high) for 16 dimensions reflecting four pillars: economic management, structural policies, policies for social inclusion and equity, and public sector management and institutions. In 2017, the regional Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) score was 3.1. This average CPIA score for Sub-Saharan Africa remains slightly below the average of 3.2 for other IDA countries.


“In 2017, African countries had a more favorable global environment that provided them with space to implement reforms” explained Punam Chuhan-Pole, lead economist and lead author of the report. “According to our analysis, nearly 30 percent more countries strengthened their policy and institutional quality in 2017 compared with 2016. This is an encouraging trend.” Favorable global economic conditions supported a turnaround in economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017, easing pressure on weak policy frameworks.

Country-level policy and institutional quality varied widely across the region. Rwanda continued to lead at the regional level and globally, with a CPIA score of 4.0. Other countries at the high end of the regional score range were Senegal, with a score of 3.8, closely followed by Cabo Verde, Kenya, and Tanzania, all with scores of 3.7. Overall, slightly more than half (20) of the region’s IDA borrowers posted relatively weak performance—that is, a score of 3.2 or lower. The fragile countries had difficulties to face the challenges posed by their environment regarding the high risks of conflict, commodity price shocks, or climate threat.


"The CPIA is important for African countries not only because a better score leads to an increase in concessional financing from the World Bank, but also because it’s an excellent tool for policy formulation and monitoring” said Albert Zeufack, the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa. “Our countries should pay more attention to this important tool and use it accordingly.”

Since 1980, CPIA scores are used in determining IDA’s(*) allocation of resources to the poorest countries. They are also useful for monitoring country progress and benchmarking it against progress in other IDA-eligible countries.


Distributed by APO Group on behalf of The World Bank Group.

The World Bank Group

Tags:World Bank Review Reveals Unchanged Quality Of Policies And Institutional Performance In Africa
Bookmark and Share Email Email to Friends Print Print
Please Sign In  or Register  to post a comment.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Linkedin African Music
Most Popular

Post a New Story from your Account, then Vote for it Here by clicking Push
Latest Forums
Egypt AFCON 2019 Egypt 1 Zimbabwe 0      0
Kenya ‘Kenya is the hotbed where all the writing happens. There is high unemployment and a job working from home is coveted. They have good English and low overheads. ‘There are thousands of people in Kenya whose job is to write essays for cheating students. There are several writers in every apartment block.’      0
Madagascar What part of Africa (City/Town) would you guys love to travel to? What would be the ideal price from your location, to your intended destination bearing in mind things like cost of living & other expenses?      0
Mozambique In 2004 A summit of African leaders was thrown into confusion when Mozambique's President Joaquim Chissano addressed the meeting in an African language "Swahili."      1
Egypt Which African team do you expect to progress farthest in the 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Russia?      2
Morocco Morocco Loses 2026 World Cup Hosting Bid To USA, Canada, and Mexico      1
Latest Polls
    Nigeria    Kenya    
South Africa    Ghana    
Egypt    Ethiopia    Zimbabwe    Uganda    Tanzania    
Africa    Kenya a Hot bed of Investments    Test    Pope Francis On Safari In Kenya    Malawi    Sudan    The 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival Photos    Tunisia    2010 World Cup Draw: Which Country Has the Hottest Fans?    Somalia    
Site Map | Help | Send Feedback | Contact us | User Agreement | Privacy | About us | Advertise
Copyright © 2016-2017 Africa Updates Inc. All rights reserved