Social Inclusion and equity cluster (Cluster C) covers a wide range of policy areas such as gender equality, equity of public resource use, human development, social protection, and environmental sustainability. In 2020, the region’s score for Cluster C increased from 3.2 to 3.3, reflecting gains from the support policy makers deployed throughout the continent to shield the most vulnerable people from the effects of the pandemic, and this performance was maintained in 2021. However, the average score for the cluster hides variations across its different components. Gender equality (3.2), building human resources (3.5), and social protection and labor (3.0) kept the same scores as last year. The scores changed for equity of public resource use (up to 3.4) and policies and institutions for environmental sustainability (down to 3.2). As expected, non-fragile countries performed better than fragile states across all the components, with scores of 3.5 and 3.0, respectively. The gap in performance between the two subregions was small (3.3 for West and Central Africa and 3.2 for East and Southern Africa).