Assessing Africa's Policies and Institutions
The 2022 Africa Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) report covers the period January to December 2021. The overall average score for Sub-Saharan Africa’s IDA-eligible countries remained unchanged in 2021 at 3.1. Similarly, no changes were observed at the subregional level, where the scores were constant at 3.2 and 3.0 for West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa, respectively. At the country level, the overall CPIA scores changed in 11 countries in 2021. The overall average CPIA score for 2021 increased in seven countries, while it fell in four countries. While the CPIA scores for most of the clusters remained unchanged from 2020, the score increased for the economic management cluster to 3.2 in 2021, from 3.1 in 2020, reflecting improvement in the conduct of monetary and exchange rate policy, up from 3.3 to 3.4.