Call for Contributors: African Integrity Indicators 2013-2014

Deadline: Open until filled

Global Integrity is embarking on a partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to prepare the African Integrity Indicators (AII) 2013-2014. The project assesses key social, economic, political and anti-corruption mechanisms at the national level in all African countries. Through an expert assessment methodology, the project evaluates both legal frameworks and the practical implementation and enforcement of those frameworks across various categories, including safety and the rule of law, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development.

This effort will require a global team of journalists, researchers and subject matter experts across Africa to conduct original research and gather data that will feed into the Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

Project Roles

  • Lead Researcher
  • Reviewers


  • Global Integrity seeks Professionals from the fields of journalism, academia, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector with a proven track record of performing high-quality interviews and desk research, meeting deadlines, and promptly responding to queries as part of a large research team.
  • They are looking for contributors in ALL African countries (Lesotho, Guinea Bissau, Congo-Brazzaville, Sudan and South Sudan among them).
  • Interested candidates, including those who have worked with Global Integrity before are invited to apply.
  • Positions are open until filled.

Timing and necessary availability: Lead Researchers will begin fieldwork in September 2013, will have four weeks to submit answers to roughly 120 indicators (questions), and must be available to promptly clarify any aspect of their research through November 2013. Reviewers must be available to perform their review of data between November 2013 and January 2014 and have time to review at short notice and with a quick turn around (2-3 days).

Compensation: All work is compensated. All contributors to the project will be publicly acknowledged (unless they ask otherwise).

Country coverage: All 54 African countries.

Global Integrity is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that champions transparent and accountable government around the world by producing innovative research and technologies that inform, connect, and empower civic, private, and public reformers seeking more open societies. The organization has used its expert assessment methodology in anti-corruption assessments in over 100 countries with the Global Integrity Report.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to bring about change by providing tools to support advances in leadership and governance in Africa. The Foundation, a non-grant making organization, helps to define, assess and enhance governance and leadership in Africa using the tools such as the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, the Ibrahim Prize, and others.

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