Top 10 Most Productive Countries in Africa


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

In the global economy, labour productivity is an important factor that drives economic growth and improves people’s standard of living. Africa boasts a youthful and dynamic workforce with huge potential.

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), labour productivity represents the total volume of output (measured in terms of Gross Domestic Product, GDP) produced per unit of labour (measured in terms of the number of employed persons or hours worked) during a given time reference period.

Historically, the rise in worker productivity has been the main driver behind the economic boom in many countries.

Increased productivity allows businesses to produce more goods and services with the same amount of labour, leading to increased profits, investments in new technologies, and higher wages for workers. Economies with high labour productivity can afford better social services, infrastructure, and living conditions for their populations.

Africa, with its large and growing human resource base, presents a unique case in the global productivity landscape. The continent boasts a youthful and dynamic workforce with huge potential.

However, compared to other developed economies, many African countries still struggle with low labour productivity. Poor infrastructure, economic mismanagement, and poor education and skills development on the continent are major causes of this.

On the continent, Libya is ranked the most productive country with 30$ GDP per hour worked according to data from Ilostat. Gabon and Mauritius follow closely with 26$.

RankCountryGDP per hour worked $
5South Africa21$
7Equatorial Guinea20$

Do you have a story in your community or an opinion to share with us: Email us at
Or WhatsApp Us on +256750474440

- Advertisement -

Share post:


More like this

28-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Strangling Her Child

Police in Hoima have arrested Annet Katusiime, a 28-year-old...

Three Kiburara Prison Inmates Charged with Theft

Three inmates of Kiburara prison have been charged with two...

Three More MPs, Lawyer Remanded to Luzira Prison Over Shs7.3 Billion Theft

Three Members of Parliament and two others were remanded...

President Museveni Fulfills Pledge of Motorcycles to Boda-Boda Associations in Nkumba Parish

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has fulfilled his promise of...