Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), in partnership with the magazine Afrique Méditerranée Business, just published the African Cities Lab, a study on the 30 best African cities, based on criteria such as quality of infrastructure, accommodation, spatial development, environment and ecology, development of the economic environment and governance.
In this top 30 ranking, the city of Douala gets the 26th spot, with an overall grade of 54.75 out of 100 points. The worst mark for the economic capital of Cameroon is on governance (33 points) and the development of its economic environment (41 points), while in terms of spatial development, Douala has one of the best grades in the continent (73 points), behind South Africa’s Johannesburg (76) and Egypt’s Alexandria (79 points).
At the 30th spot in this ranking of the 30 best African cities, is the city of Yaoundé. The Cameroonian capital has a score of 54.04 points and also has a very poor grade in terms of governance (33 points) and for the criteria covering the development of the economic environment (40 points).
In the CEMAC zone, the two main Cameroonian cities are outranked by Libreville, the Gabonese capital, with a score of 56.67 points. Ranked best African city in this African Cities Lab ranking, Johannesburg is in this top 30 with four other South African cities.