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World Bank Report shows Ghana made major improvements in Logistics Performance in 2016

The 2016 World Bank Report “Connecting to Compete 2016 - Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” shows that Ghana has made substantial improvement in its Global Logistics Performance Index (LPI) ranking, rising 12 places from 100th in 2014 to 88th in 2016 out of 160 countries.

This is the largest year on year increase in Ghana’s global LPI ranking since the survey was first undertaken in 2007. Particular improvements were noted in “The efficiency of customs and border management clearance (“Customs”)”, which showed a marked improvement of 37 points with previous downward trends of -27 and -17 in 2014 and 2012 respectively. “The frequency with which shipments reach consignees within scheduled or expected delivery times (“Timeliness”)” component also chalked an improvement of 31 points compared to 12 and 17 in years 2014 and 2012 respectively.

Commenting on the results, Valentina Mintah, CEO of West Blue Consulting and implementer of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) programme said “We are delighted with these results as they prove yet again the impact that the Single Window Programme is having on the performance of the Ghanaian economy.

Many of the improvements noted in the Report are directly related to the specific measures delivered under the GNSW Programme, such as improvements in timeliness and the operations of Customs and related Agencies. We expect these improvements to continue over the coming years as we roll out many additional deliverables under the GNSW Programme.

We certainly cannot become complacent with these good results, as this is a very competitive environment. Ghana has made great stride and we must continue steadfastly on this path to secure a dynamic and competitive trading environment in the country.

I would like to thank and complement all the hard work being done in this regard by our colleagues in GRA Customs, the GNSW Technical Committee, the Partner Government Agencies, the business community and staff of West Blue, all of whom have been key players in this success so far and most critically, to laud the bold initiative taken by the Government of Ghana led by H.E J D Mahama and the GNSW Steering Committee for this programme”.

The World Bank LPI report is conducted bi-annually and is based on a survey of logistics users worldwide.

World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI) Ghana 2007 to 2016

Country    Year    LPI Rank    LPI Score    Customs    Infrastructure    International shipments    Logistics competence    Tracking & tracing    Timeliness
Ghana    2016    88    2.66    93    86    85    98    101    82
Ghana    2014    100    2.63    130    70    93    121    73    113
Ghana    2012    108    2.51    103    136    76    83    133    125
Ghana    2010    117    2.47    86    71    129    99    108    142
Ghana    2007    125    2.16    129    91    115    146    110    133

Source http://lpi.worldbank.org/international/scorecard/radar/254/C/GHA/2016/C/GHA/2014/C/GHA/2012/C/GHA/2010/C/GHA/2007#chartare

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