Ethiopian Business Review

Top African Countries in Infrastructure Development in 2017

Inadequate infrastructure continues to undermine the competitiveness of African countries in the global arena. Despite being blessed with ample mineral and other natural resources, the continent has the lowest infrastructural development in the world in areas like energy, water, sanitation, transportation, and communications technology.

According to the African Infrastructure Development Index 2017 report published by the African Development Bank, Seychelles, Egypt, Libya and South Africa are the leading countries in infrastructure development. On the other hand, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania and Chad are among the countries with the lowest infrastructure development. 

Ethiopia was in the bottom five countries in 2017, ranked 48th in Africa, despite being the fastest growing country in Africa and one of countries that has heavily invested in infrastructure development over the past ten years, according to the report.

 

Rank

Country

Index (0-100)
1

Seychelles

94.1

2

Egypt

85.3

3

Libya

81.4

4

South Africa

78.5

5

Mauritius

76.7

6

Tunisia

68.9

7

Morocco

64.8

8

Algeria

55.7

9

Cape Verde

47.9

10

Botswana

36.9

Source: African Infrastructure Development Index, 2017


6th Year . Aug 16  - Sep 15 2018 . No.65


 

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