The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. It is our belief that governance and leadership lie at the heart of all tangible, shared and sustainable improvement in the quality of life of African citizens. I lead our research team. Our core research products are the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (a free, annual assessment of governance on the continent) and host the Ibrahim Forum Reports (a focused facts and figures report to inform a high level panel discussion as part of our annual Governance Weekend) every year.