Ghana comes seventh for the second year in a row on the annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The 2011 index was released on 10 October.
Ahead of Ghana is Mauritius in the number one slot, followed by Cape Verde, Botswana, the Seychelles and South Africa. Somalia is at the bottom of the list, followed by Chad.
The prestigious Ibrahim Index was established in 2007 and provides an annual assessment of governance performance in all 53 African nations.
It examines numerous sectors under four general headings