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SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Lesotho -- Workshop 3

Published:Sep 2005

SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Lesotho -- Workshop 2

Published:Aug 2005

Meeting the Challenge of Africa’s Development -- A World Bank Group Action Plan

Published:Aug 2005

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Non-Motorized Transport in African Cities -- Lessons from Experience in Kenya and Tanzania

This document is based on a program of Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) Infrastructure and Services in Kenya (Nairobi and Eldoret), and Tanzania (Temeke, ward of Dar es Salaam and Morogoro). It aims to: a) comprehensively document the background to urban mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), b) describe the NMT pilot projects and their post-project monitoring, c) document the various assessments of this program which were previously undertaken, and, d) draw the "Lessons from experience" as a potentially useful instrument for the formulation and implementation of future NMT programs in SSA. The assessment of the NMT pilot interventions raised a number of key issues that could be addressed in future interventions. Activities that could be undertaken to consolidate, and further develop the achievements of the NMT pilot projects include: 1) A survey of standard NMT infrastructure design details already used by local authorities in SSA. Assess the potential usefulness of consolidating these designs, and the experiences of the pilot projects into a design manual for NMT infrastructure. Analyze the suitability of these designs in relation to the lessons learned on the pilot projects; 2) A manual of standard designs that could be used widely in the region. Establish the appropriate level of sophistication for such a manual; 3) Encouraging a higher profile for NMT issues by establishing a Challenge Fund. This fund would be available for committed local authorities in SSA to develop their own capacity for addressing the needs of NMT, and for long-term capacity development in their own organizations. The funds would be allocated to those demonstrating commitment to the needs of NMT users.

Published:Aug 2005

Author:V. Setty Pendakur

SSATP Road Safety Questionnaire 2005

Published:Aug 2005

Author:Tawia Addo-Ashong, Jonas Hermanson
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SSATP Annual Meeting 2005 -- Planning Retreat Report

The 2005 Annual Meeting of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy program (SSATP) - to take place in Bamako, Mali, in November 2005 - is a key strategic milestone for the program. The implementation of SSATP's Long-Term Development Plan (LTDP) for 2004-2007 is well underway, but challenges remain in converting policy lessons into practice. SSATP's member countries and partners also face new challenges, such as how to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and respond to new arrangements for donor funding. Moreover, the increasing interest in participating in the annual meeting requires a more strategic approach to its role and audience. To clarify the purpose and audience of the 2005 annual meeting, and to outline its results and activities, a planning retreat was held, on September 12-14 2005 at Abbey St-Gerard in Belgium. Participants reviewed the experiences of previous annual meetings and the suggestions made by members and partners for this year's meeting, assessed progress in implementing the SSATP LTDP, discussed some key development challenges for SSATP member countries and partners, and identified the people and organizations that SSATP must reach and influence. The attendees then identified and agreed on the strategic purpose, expected results, key participants and main activities of the 2005 Annual Meeting. This report details the program, participants, and outputs of the retreat.

Published:Aug 2005

Author:Mary Braithwaite
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Terms of Reference -- SSATP Road Safety Questionnaire 2005

Published:Aug 2005

Author:Tawia Addo-Ashong, Jonas Hermanson
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SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Lesotho -- Workshop 1

Published:Jul 2005

SSATP Progress Report 2004

Published:Jun 2005

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A Study of Institutional, Financial and Regulatory Frameworks of Urban Transport in Large Sub-Saharan African Cities

This working paper presents the findings of "A Study of Urban Transport Institutional, Financial and Regulatory Frameworks in Large Sub-Saharan African Cites" and it was commissioned by the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP). The study objective was to review the institutional, financial and regulatory frameworks for the provision of urban transport in four selected cities, Dakar (Senegal), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda) and Nairobi (Kenya). The specific focus was to examine: (a) the structure, process and performance of the existing institutions and financing arrangements; and (b) operational practices of public and private bus operators. The study has examined the existing institutional arrangements in the four cities and identified opportunities and constraints for policy reform. The general focus is on identifying mechanisms suitable in different cultural and political environment to organize planning, regulation and monitoring of urban transport services. The study has identified a phased program of improvements required in the urban transport systems, with the short-term measures focused on traffic management, overloading controls, vehicle inspections; medium-term measures focused on a gradual consolidation of the informal sector bus operators into small or medium-sized enterprises, introduction of a formal route structure and licensing system and long-term measures focused on institutional restructuring supported by appropriate legislation, funding and technical support.

Published:Jun 2005

Author:Graham Gleave, Alaric Marsden, Tim Powell, Sandra Coetze, Graham Fletcher, Ian Barrett, David Storer (all from Adam Smith International)

SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Zimbabwe -- Workshop 3

Published:May 2005

SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Zimbabwe -- Worskhop 1

Published:Apr 2005

Terms of Reference

Published:Apr 2005

SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Zimbabwe -- Workshop 2

Published:Apr 2005

SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Malawi -- Final Report

Published:Mar 2005

Author:P.S. Kambewa, B.D.M. Kambewa, L.S. Chiwaula

Management and Financing of Road Transport Infrastructure in Africa

Published:Feb 2005

Author:Stephen Brushett
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SSATP Poverty Reduction-Transport Strategy Review Process -- Toolkit for PRTSR Country Facilitators

Published:Feb 2005

Author:Mary Braithwaite
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Construction Industry Development and the Road Sector - Effectiveness of National Construction Councils

The note reviews the objectives, programs, impact and lessons learned from the operations of the three National Construction Councils (NCCs) established to date - in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. The Councils share the common feature of being an instrument of public-private partnership in the construction industry backed by legislation providing a governance structure and certain statutory powers and responsibilities. Whilst the business of the NCCs covers all aspects of the industry, there has been a strong focus on the road construction and maintenance given its importance for employment growth and new business development. With this in mind and focusing primarily on the role that NCCs have sought to play in the road sector, the note seeks to provide answers to three specific questions: (a) How effective have these particular structures been in achieving their goals? (b) Does experience suggest that this model might have wider applicability or not? and (c) Would these developments have likely occurred anyhow in the absence of a NCC?

Published:Feb 2005

Author:Stephen Brushett and Subhash Seth
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Best Practices in Corridor Management -- Annexes

Published:Jan 2005

Author:John Arnold and Gerald Ollivier

Second Cycle Data Collection

Published:Jan 2005

Author:Arnaud Desmarchelier

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