The Africa Good Governance Index (AGGI) is a composite of vectors that measure or represent the effects of administrative or legislative performance by elected Heads of States, appointed ministers of various governmental divisions, Governors of states, and legislators at the federal level in all constituent African countries. The Council on African Security And Development shall produce and publish this index annually in order to provide a substantive basis on which to evaluate the relative effectiveness of African leaders and policy makers, and the social benefits to their constituencies from their performances while in office. The goal is to encourage good governance, and beneficent competition amongst policy makers in discharging their duties and obligations to the citizenry of various states and countries in Africa.

The index shall be published as a ranking scheme, beginning with Presidents or Heads of States in the continent. Using vectors such as economic growth, the observance of the rule of law and due process that strengthens and advances democratic principles, the level of bureaucratic corruption, improvement in essential infrastructures such as roads and electricity, the effectiveness of sectors such as education, healthcare, transportation, banking and finance, and protection of human rights. Governors of states within a country shall also be ranked using the same variables. The performance of individuals holding ministerial positions shall be evaluated on the outcome of initiatives implemented during their tenure, and visible progress made by the federal agencies within their competence.

The Council strongly believes that such ranking of policy makers would not only encourage good governance and transparency but would also engender growth and development in the continent through market-like competition in the public sector. The end result is a continent that ultimately enjoys an efficient and responsive public sector that supports and enables the private sector, the implementation of best practices in governance that conduce to social stability, peaceful co-existence amongst the various ethnic groups, and a continent that is finally able to consistently harness its vast resources to improve the social and economic welfare of Africans, while at the same time contributing positively to global affairs.