According to the 2016 edition of the logistics performance index published on 28th June by the World Bank, Cameroon is among the least performing countries in Africa as well as worldwide. At the continental level, we learn, the country is 40th out of 46 African countries ranked. On the global level, Cameroon is 148th out of 160.
In the Cemac area, the country presented as the economic engine of this community, is outranked in this report from the World Bank by Congo, Gabon and Chad. In the top 10 of this ranking in Africa, we can find South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Botswana, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Namibia and Burkina Faso.
The logistics performance index of the World Bank takes into account criteria such as the efficiency of clearing procedures, the quality of infrastructure or the respect of delivery times. This indicator, we learn, is based on an international survey of 1,000 logistics professionals (forwarding agents and transporters), as well as on quantitative data on the performance of the main components of the supply chain (terms, costs, import and export procedures…).