On October 22, 2007 President Joachim Chissano
was awarded the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize
by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
The Mo Ibrahim Award is twice bigger than the Nobel Prize. President Chissano received the inaugural Ibrahim Prize for his achievements in bringing peace, reconciliation, stable democracy and economic progress to his country. President Chissano’s Mo Ibrahim Award gave rise to the prestigious Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG).
The IIAG comprises four major categories:
1. Safety and Rule of Law;
2. Participation and Human Rights
3. Sustainable Economic Opportunity;
4. Human Development.
These categories are made up of 14 sub-categories, consisting of 102 indicators. All of these indicators improved abruptly and simultaneously when the Method was implemented in Mozambique. The statistical data has been gathered from 35 independent data sources. The results eaqual or close to Mozambique's have never been repeated since.
Dr. Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman and philanthropist, a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. He founded the Mo Ibrahim Foundation with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa.