Where are the World’s Fastest Roads? | Charts in Motion

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High-speed roads that can carry goods to customers in far-off markets raise productivity, reduce poverty, and are an important contributor to sustainable and inclusive economic development. So, economists spend a lot of time conducting surveys and assessing road conditions around the world.

A team of IMF researchers developed a novel measure of roads quality across 162 countries using Google Maps to calculate the average time it takes to drive between large cities.

See where the world’s fastest roads are in our Charts in Motion. Want to learn more? Read our blog https://blogs.imf.org/2022/06/15/where-are-the-worlds-fastest-roads/ and check out our interactive map to assess the average speed in your country. https://www.imf.org/en/News/~/link.aspx?_id=A908C7853AC14C0F89CBA07F82427479&_z=z

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