The index looks at the overarching regulatory and security environment impacting the transport business in the country; on this measure, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritius are the most conducive in Africa.
In the 2008 rankings, Tunisia is Africa’s most competitive country in terms of doing business, followed by South Africa and Botswana. Zimbabwe, battling hyperinflation, isn’t in last place – though you might expect so.
WEF says African businesses can become far more competitive, but governments will need to improve access to finance, resist pressure to erect trade barriers, upgrade infrastructure, improve health and strength institutions
The world may not be flat for everyone, everywhere, but there’s no turning back the clock on globalisation. The index measure countries on their economic, personal, technological, and political integration.
The report measures and analyses institutions, policies and services enabling trade in national economies around the world. In Africa, Mauritius has the best enabling environment for global trade.