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Progress Report January-June 2012

This latest progress report contains important information for all SSATP's stakeholders and partners related to the current activities of the Program for 2012 and its future , in particular the revised results framework and the roadmap for the renewal of the Program.

Published:Jun 2012


SSATP Annual Report 2011

Changes in the Board of SSATP and the Management Team in 2011 provide the opportunity to initiate a new phase in the Second Development Plan of SSATP in tune with the developments in the transport sector in Africa. The 2011 Annual Report sets the ground and provides strategic orientations for a more responsive and a better adapted Program and the preparation of a Third Development Plan.

Published:Feb 2012

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Progress on Commercialized Road Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Until this wide-ranging study to assess progress on road management practices, no in-depth review of the performance of Road Authorities and Road Agencies has been carried out. Important lessons can be learnt from this work and notably that progress in commercialization of road management practices can only be described as "a road partially travelled".

Published:Dec 2011

Author:Michael Ian Pinard
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Gazing into the mirror II - Se regarder dans le miroir II

This second volume of Gazing into the Mirror presents the results of the bold and original reform process initiated in 2009 to modernize the Cameroon Customs Administration and to instill a radically new culture within it. The objective is to facilitate trade and fight against fraud and bad practices. At the heart of this process are performance contracts signed between the Director General of Custom (co-author of the book) and Customs officers.

Published:Nov 2011

Author:Minette Libom Li Likeng, Marcellin Djeuwo, Samson Bilangna

SSATP 1987-2011

Since its launch in 1987, the Program has greatly evolved while remaining faithful to its mandate of putting the transport sector in the forefront of development. Africa has greatly grown too - in many ways, due to its better transport strategies, better transport infrastructure financing and maintenance, better logistics along its road and rail corridors. To learn more about SSATP and how it has been instrumental in this evolution, please read our bilingual SSATP 1987-2011 feature

Published:Jun 2011

Author:John Bruce Thompson

Emerging Good Practice in Overload Control in Eastern and Southern Africa

This third volume on overload control presents the case studies carried out in Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana. They all offer a different but complementary approach to tackle the problem of overload, ranging from cooperation in designing overload control system to private operation of weighbridges or decriminalization of overload control program.

Published:Apr 2011

Author:Michael Ian Pinard

Understanding the emerging role of motorcycle in African cities

This publication discusses the growth in the use of commercial motorcyles in sub-Saharan cities as a manifestation of the inability to address the delivery of urban transport services. This paper reveals a paradoxical situation where taxi motorcycles are more expensive than the lowest bus fares and yet are increasingly used by the poor.

Published:Mar 2011

Author:Ajay Kumar
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Annual Report 2010

The Annual Report for the year 2010

Published:Dec 2010

SSATP Annual Meeting 2010 -- Kampala, Uganda

Published:Dec 2010

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SSATP Annual Meeting 2010 -- Kampala Uganda

The Annual Meeting 2010 took place in Kampala, Uganda last October and was conducted under the theme Moving Africa forward: transport policies for growth & integration.

Published:Nov 2010

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The Dakar Bus Renewal Scheme

This publication recounts the story of the renovation of the Dakar bus transportation system and the financial and leasing mechanism behind this successful project which started in 2002 at the initiative of the international Development Association (IDA).

Published:Apr 2010

Author:Ajay Kumar and Christian Diou
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Overload Control Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa

In this second volume, the author presents some important findings and recommendations following from a survey conducted by regional economic communities, international bodies, private sector associations and country experts, all playing a central part in the success of efforts to control vehicle overload in the region. This paper is one of the most comprehensive assessment of the situation and is therefore a valuable resource for policy makers and practitioners.

Published:Mar 2010

Author:Michael Ian Pinard

Guidelines on Vehicle Overload Control in Eastern and Southern Africa

Endemic overloading of commercial vehicles has led to the deterioration of roads in most Sub-Saharan African countries. Unless the problem is taken seriously, there is no doubt that it will negate the benefits expected from the vast resources invested in road infrastructure improvements. All the sub-regions in Africa are keen to identify effective solutions. As a contribution to this effort, the SSATP has worked with some of the regional economic communities, individual countries and the private sector to compile a set of guidelines. These guidelines are based on lessons learnt from experiences in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe where good practices are emerging.

Published:Feb 2010

Author:Michael Ian Pinard
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Annual Report 2009

The Annual Report for the year 2009

Published:Dec 2009

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SSATP Annual Meeting 2009 -- Lilongwe, Malawi

Published:Dec 2009

A Framework for a Pro-growth, Pro-poor transport Strategies

The purpose of this framework document or guidance note is to highlight possible options for the formulation of a pro-growth, pro-poor transport strategy (PGPTS), an essential instrument to promote the transport sector as a key role to facilitate economic growth and poverty reduction. The paper defines the principal elements of a PGPTS and identifies interventions that allow transport to play this facilitation role.

Published:Sep 2009

Author:Tesfamichael Nahusenay Mitiku

The Chirundu Border Post

This paper presents the findings of an initiative undertaken by the SSATP and its regional partners to monitor transit performance along the North-South corridor, a major trade corridor. Based on the extensive data collection exercise carried out along the corridor, the Chirundu border post, between Zambia and Zimbabwe, was identified as one of the key impediments to the smooth flow of traffic, and it was therefore decided that it would be the pilot one-stop border post created for the Southern African region. The document is very valuable as it sheds useful light on the causes and magnitude of the long transit times experienced at the Chirundu border.

Published:Aug 2009

Author:Barney Curtis
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Lagos Bus Rapid Transit

This document describes how the first bus rapid transit system based on the well known good practice examples of Columbia and Brazil, adapted to the local context of Lagos, was implemented. It shows the strategic role of transport in a megacity like Lagos but also and maybe more importantly, the critical role of commitment and leadership at the highest levels of government for such a project to succeed. "Launched in March 2008, the new BRT system provided Lagos commuters with a clean, affordable and reliable means of getting around the city".

Published:Aug 2009

Author:Dayo Mobereola
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Annual Report 2008

The Annual Report for the year 2008

Published:Dec 2008

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Gazing into the Mirror - Operational Internal Control in Cameroon Customs

Cameroon is a model example of a developing country facing the challenges of trade facilitation, in light of its geographic location within Central Africa. Close to 20 percent of its Customs revenues are used to finance the national budget. Cameroon’s Customs administration therefore plays a critical role in its economy. This paper presents the modernization process launched in Cameroon Customs in 2006 and, in particular, the original approach adopted—the very early introduction of operational internal control as the keystone of the reform process under way. Beyond the technical measures in and of themselves, the document seeks to show one aspect of Cameroon’s reform experience: how technical measures, namely the definition and dissemination of indicators based on a number of principles, have contributed to increased revenues and stronger ethics, an experience that could be replicated in other Sub-Saharan African countries.

Published:Dec 2008

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