Ratings of the soundness of governance

Ratings form the pinnacle of opinions issued by Ratings Afrika. They are only issued when a request for rating is received from the ratee, via standard mandate. This sets out the relationships, underscores independence, requires access to information, and promises confidentiality.

Outputs from a rating assignment include:

a rating symbol that indicates the soundness of governance,
a report summarising the agency's views,
verbal feedback and a board presentation,
a press release on publication.

The rating process is interactive.

At the time of the initial rating, the ratee has the option of either keeping the result confidential or making it known publicly.

A brief outline of the process is available by download from here.

The list of the symbols and their definitions is available by download from here.