Rwanda is East Africa's top logistics performer
The Shippers Council of Eastern Africa (SCEA) has published the results of the East Africa logistics performance survey 2014. The logistics performance of individual EAC partner states is rated using eleven key indicators and individual country scores aggregated across all respondents, resulting into a single average score for each indicator. Rwanda took first place with a score of 3.52, Uganda was second (score: 3.07), Tanzania was third (score: 2.89), while Kenya and Burundi were fourth and fifth, with scores of 2.82 and 2.78 respectively.
The report also tables some recommendations that are critical to the improvement of the logistics performance of EAC partner states and their related ability to promote international trade and spur economic growth. Most critically, EAC governments will need to sufficiently invest in transport infrastructure and provide an enabling environment for the private sector to provide more efficient transport and logistics services.