10 Countries in Africa with the Worst Road Infrastructure

As previously reported by HowAfrica, good roads are arteries through which the economy pulses. The emphasis was on the top ten African countries with the best road infrastructure.

Despite its economic importance, certain African countries have problems with road infrastructure. The problem with inadequate road infrastructure throws a shadow over economic prospects and societal well-being across many regions.

An International Monetary Fund working paper on road quality and mean speed score indicates the extent to which some African countries face road infrastructure issues.

The IMF created a new measure of cross-country road quality based on Google Maps’ mean speed between significant cities. This Mean Speed (MS) score is a good proxy for assessing road quality and accessibility.

The MS score connects with the World Bank’s current Rural Access Index and the World Economic Forum’s Quality of Road Infrastructure score.

RankCountryMean score
1Rwanda47
2Guinea50
3Burundi51
4Madagascar51
5Gambia53
6Nigeria55
7Ghana56
8Cameroon56
9Tanzania57
10Kenya57

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