IOA Africa Country Benchmark Report (ACBR)

A holistic assessment of African nations across business, economic, political and social spheres

IOA’s 2016 Africa Country Benchmark Report (ACBR) assesses African country performance from a holistic perspective, with the primary objective of providing readers with an all-encompassing picture that provides the most accurate profile of every country on the African continent.

With this objective in mind, the ACBR draws on various reputable indices spanning a complementary array of focus areas – business, economic, political and social, as well as insights from more than 40 IOA experts across the African continent. The result is a clear view of African country performance through a comparative assessment, revealing the true country benchmarks of the continent.


IOA CEO Jonathan Mundell and Senior Research Analyst Ogi Williams discussed the ACBR and its findings on the CNBC Africa Power Lunch

The top 12 performances in IOA’s 2016 ACBR assessment were:
#1 Mauritius
#2 Botswana
#3 Namibia
#4 Cape Verde
#5 Seychelles
#6 Tunisia
#7 South Africa
#8 Ghana
#9 Zambia
#10 Morocco
#11 Lesotho
#12 Senegal

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Infographics for the top 12 performances in IOA’s 2016 ACBR