How trucking services have improved and may contribute to economic development
Author: Charles Kunaka, Gaël Raballand and Mike Fitzmaurice.
An efficient and well functioning transportation and logistics system drives competitiveness, particularly in this era of tightly integrated global supply chains and cross-border trade. There has long been consensus in the literature and among policymakers on the importance of good logistics in order to make manufacturing and exports grow (Huria and Brenton 2015; Oqubay 2015; Haralambides and Londoño-Kent 2004). The regional dimension of infrastructure and trade facilitation policies is considered as an important determinant of countries’ ability to connect to global value chains (Shepherd 2016).