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Quality of roads, 1(low) - 7(high), 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 34 countries was 3.32 points. The highest value was in Namibia: 5.3 points and the lowest value was in Chad: 1.9 points. The indicator is available from 2006 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: World Economic Forum
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Countries Roads quality, 2019 Global rank Available data
Namibia 5.3 1 2006 - 2019
Rwanda 4.8 2 2010 - 2019
Mauritius 4.7 3 2006 - 2019
South Africa 4.5 4 2006 - 2019
Kenya 4.1 5 2006 - 2019
Senegal 4.1 6 2007 - 2019
Tanzania 4.1 7 2006 - 2019
Cape Verde 4 8 2010 - 2019
Seychelles 4 9 2012 - 2019
Swaziland 4 10 2010 - 2019
Burundi 3.9 11 2006 - 2019
Botswana 3.8 12 2006 - 2019
Gambia 3.7 13 2006 - 2019
Guinea 3.7 14 2012 - 2019
Uganda 3.7 15 2006 - 2019
Ivory Coast 3.6 16 2008 - 2019
Zambia 3.4 17 2006 - 2019
Benin 3.2 18 2006 - 2019
Mali 3.2 19 2006 - 2019
Ethiopia 3 20 2006 - 2019
Ghana 3 21 2008 - 2019
Burkina Faso 2.8 22 2006 - 2019
Malawi 2.8 23 2008 - 2019
Zimbabwe 2.8 24 2006 - 2019
Lesotho 2.7 25 2006 - 2019
Gabon 2.5 26 2012 - 2019
Nigeria 2.5 27 2006 - 2019
Cameroon 2.4 28 2006 - 2019
Mozambique 2.4 29 2006 - 2019
Angola 2.2 30 2010 - 2019
DR Congo 2.1 31 2016 - 2019
Madagascar 2 32 2006 - 2019
Mauritania 2 33 2006 - 2019
Chad 1.9 34 2006 - 2019



Definition: The Road quality indicator is one of the components of the Global Competitiveness Index published annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It represents an assessment of the quality of roads in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey, a long-running and extensive survey tapping the opinions of over 14,000 business leaders in 144 countries. The road quality indicator score is based on only one question. The respondents are asked to rate the roads in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (underdeveloped) to 7 (extensive and efficient by international standards). The individual responses are aggregated to produce a country score.
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