How to read CPI
CPI has two sets of countries compared against each other:
- All 54 African countries ( See the list of countries on the right )
- A list of 78 countries selected from good performing Low-Income countries and most Middle-Income Countries. ( Coming soon )
CPI uses 36 credible international indicators organized into three categories: 1) Business Conditions, 2) Financial Factors, and 3) Governance.
CPI measures performance based on their numerical ranking and their percentile ranking, which combined give a clear sense of performance. We provide an overall ranking, rankings on the three categories, and on each of the 36 indicators. (Users are invited to browse the overall and category rankings here.)
Each dot represents a country, with the large dot representing the selected country. The position of the dot on the x-axis indicates the rank/percentile of the country compared to the worst performing country (with a score of 0, on the left) to the best performing country (with a score of 100, on the right). The position of the dot on the y-axis show the relative improvement or worsening of that country compared to itself over the previous 4 years.
Country profiles provide a wealth of information to the viewer. However, it is only the starting point for Endsight analysis. These aggregate rankings are the first step for much deeper analysis as we review the profile for the most critical indicators for a particular country then deconstruct them to their smallest components to determine key weaknesses and the most urgent data points may also lead to use other indicators and perform original research to fixed weaknesses (for countries) and mitigate risks (for investors).