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The collection, analysis and publication of data by the rural transport unit enables the World Bank to realise the potential of transport investments and determine types of interventions that have the most impact on economic growth and poverty alleviation. Data is used as inputs for publications, research papers and presentations made at internal and external training sessions, international conferences and workshops. Read more...  wb DATA SOURCES

World Bank Open Data on Rural Transport
Africa Infrastructure Diagnostic
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World Road Statistics 

all season roads

walking time to educational centers

Rural Access Index

The Rural Access Index (RAI), a key transport headline indicator, has been established to focus on the critical role of access and mobility in the reduction of poverty in developing countries. The RAI estimates the proportion of the rural population with adequate access to the transport system.

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