Mapping Progress in Liberia: The 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance
26 August 2021 | 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM GMT / 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM BST
As the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development continues on its mission to champion women’s ascension to the highest levels of leadership and challenge systemic barriers to girls and women’s advancement, one of its most fundamental tasks is to gather, generate, analyze, and use pertinent data to ensure its programs and the support it provides its women leaders are evidence-based and responsive to the changes within the African governance landscape.
To this end, on 26 August 2021, the EJS Center hosted Mapping Progress in Liberia, a webinar that convened several leaders to discuss and assess Liberia’s past, present, and future governance trajectory, utilizing the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). The IIAG assesses governance performance in 54 African countries and is the most comprehensive dataset measuring African governance. The results of the 2020 IIAG serve as the most up-to-date baseline of the current challenges facing good governance in Africa. The index assesses governments on their delivery of public goods and services in four categories. Each of these categories served as the theme of one of four panel discussions held throughout the day.
A report on the event highlights some of the most significant points raised during the panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions, showcases statements shared by panelists during their respective sessions, and includes in-depth written contributions from some of the panelists. More information about the panelists and each of the sessions is below.
1. Security and Rule of Law: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM GMT / 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM BST
- Moderator: Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, Vice-President and Professor of Security, Leadership & Development, Kings College London
- Justice Gloria Musu Scott, Former Chief Justice, Republic of Liberia
- T. Negbalee Warner, Dean, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia
- Dr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, Founder, Angie Brooks International Center
- Major General Prince C. Johnson III, COS, AFL, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Liberia