Rural Access Index (RAI)

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The Rural Access Index (RAI) measures the proportion of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road. It is included in the Sustainable Development Goals as indicator 9.1.1., providing a way of measuring progress towards Goal 9 and Target 9.1. Originally developed by the World Bank in 2006, the RAI is among the most important global development indicators in the transport sector, providing a strong, clearly understandable and conceptually consistent indicator across countries. Although the underlying methodology has been recently updated to leverage additional sources of data, the RAI remains the most widely accepted metric for tracking access to transport in rural areas.

Type: 
Time Series
Acronym: 
RAI
Languages Supported: 
English
External Contact Email: 
Topics: 
Agriculture and Food Security
Transport
Granularity: 
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Periodicity: 
Periodicity not specified
Temporal Coverage: 
2006
Release Date: 
August 30, 2010

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Last Updated: 
July 29, 2019

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Rural Access Index, World Bank Group

The Rural Access Index (RAI) measures the proportion of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road. It is included in the Sustainable Development Goals as indicator 9.1.1., providing a way of measuring progress towards Goal 9 and Target 9.1. Originally developed by the World Bank in 2006, the RAI is among the most important global development indicators in the transport sector, providing a strong, clearly understandable and conceptually consistent indicator across countries. Although the underlying methodology has been recently updated to leverage additional sources of data, the RAI remains the most widely accepted metric for tracking access to transport in rural areas.

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Temporal Coverage

2006

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Acronym: 
RAI
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Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2006
End Date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2006
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Release Date: 
Monday, August 30, 2010
Last Updated Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019
External Contact Email: 
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Citation Text: 
Rural Access Index, World Bank Group
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Rural Access Index, World Bank Group

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Rural Access Index, World Bank Group

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