Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) for Sub-Saharan Africa
Assessing Africa's Policies and Institutions
The latest World Bank review of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa shows an improved policy environment for growth and poverty reduction in 13 of the continent’s poorest countries: Comoros, Congo Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Download Report About CPIA
Despite the challenges they face, some fragile states are making fast progress. The countries with the biggest improvement in CPIA scores between 2010-11 were Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe.
The average CPIA score for fragile countries in SSA is much lower than that for non-fragile countries, 2.7 and 3.5 in 2011, respectively. Resource-rich countries tend to lag the non-resource-rich countries.
Differences in performance across the four areas covered by the CPIA reflect variations in the pace of reforms. For example, areas in which reforms are deeply political or by nature incremental tend to improve slowly and lag other areas.
Countries with better policies tend to have higher economic growth