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BTI Transformation Insights

19 February 2019

Analysis and research on governance, political regimes and economic policies from the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI).

 

Nigeria

Election in Times of Terrorism

On 23 February, Nigerians will vote in presidential elections. Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari faces challenges similar to those of his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan, , who was voted out of office in 2015 because the people no longer believed he could end the war against Boko Haram. In another striking similarity to 2015, the electoral commission postponed elections by a week. read more

 

BTI Africa Report

A Continent of Opportunity?

The BTI has analyzed the political and economic conditions for transformation since 2006. As the project's first comprehensive Africa Report shows, the continent is divided between democratizing countries and authoritarian regimes and between economic success stories curbing corruption and crisis prone states vulnerable to conflict. read more

Publication

A Divided Continent

Africa is deeply polarized between political and economic extremes. Some of the clouds on the horizon may prove to have silver linings. The African ... read more

Post-Conflict Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia

Hostility Is Still Looming

After the International Criminal Court in The Hague acquitted Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, of crimes against humanity and war crimes, the fear of renewed violence is growing. Can the West African country as well as neighbouring Liberia still progress on the path towards a lasting peace? read more

 

Global Trends

Dark Days for Democracy?

Democracy and the rule of law are suffering in many countries, with the rise of “illiberal” democracies or even outright dictatorships. Why is that? And what makes it a cause of serious concern for the global community? read more

 

In Our next Newsletter

Election Year in the Rhythm of the IMF

Another president is walking on thin ice. Mauricio Macri seeks re-election in a year that could prove fateful for Argentina. To receive further financial aid from the International Monetary Fund, the government has to enforce drastic and unpopular measures ahead of the October elections.

 

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