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Here are top 10 African countries with the best road infrastructure 2024

This pictures shows the roads in one of the top 10 African countries with the best road infrastructure 2024

Over time, good roads have become emblematic of a nation’s commitment to progress, offering smoother travel for citizens and visitors alike and this list of countries with the best road infrastructure in 2024 is courtesy of the International Monetary Fund.

The World Bank calls roads the arteries through which the economy pulses. According to the World Bank, the existence of roads links up producers with markets, gets workers to their jobs, helps students get to school, and even gets sick to the hospital. For any country globally trying to grow, roads are critical infrastructure.

In the context of Africa, many countries are putting money where the asphalt is. The primary motivation behind these investments is the understanding that well-developed roads translate to economic growth, job creation, and well-connected communities.

Beyond the physical connectivity, good roads have become emblematic of a nation’s commitment to progress, offering smoother travel for citizens and visitors alike.

According to a report by the International Monetary Fund on road quality and mean speed score, some African countries are doing well with road infrastructure. The evaluation spans over 160 countries.

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The IMF developed a novel measure of cross-country road quality based on the mean speed between large cities from Google Maps. This Mean Speed (MS) score serves as an effective proxy for evaluating road quality and accessibility.

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The MS score is highly correlated with the existing World Bank’s Rural Access Index and the WEF’s Quality of Road Infrastructure score.

Below are the top 10 African countries with the best road infrastructure

RankCountryMean score
1South Africa100
2Namibia99
3Morocco95
4Botswana91
5Libya90
6Algeria88
7Zimbabwe83
8Egypt83
9Cˆote d’Ivoire78
10Tunisia78


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