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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

Transport and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa

Published:Jan 2005

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Best Practices in Corridor Management

Published:Jan 2005

Author:John Arnold and Gerald Ollivier

Practical Aspects of Low-Cost Sealing of Roads

Published:Dec 2004

Author:Philip Paige-Green

SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Malawi -- Workshops 1 & 2

Published:Nov 2004

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

RMI Update No. 9 - December 2004

Published:Nov 2004

SSATP 2004 Annual Meeting -- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 2004 Annual Stakeholders Meeting of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from September 27-29, 2004. As a partnership program, the SSATP Annual Meeting has an important function of enabling nationals and stakeholders to assess progress and shape the future direction and action of the program. Specifically, the 2004 Stakeholders meeting reviewed the progress and results of the current annual SSATP work program and established the framework and priorities for 2005. The core purpose of the Annual Meeting was to agree on the priorities and framework for the 2005 Work Program. The main elements of the 2005 Work Program are : policy development; capacity building; partnerships and networking; knowledge sharing; and championship and advocacy.

Published:Nov 2004

First Cycle Data Collection

Published:Nov 2004

Author:Arnaud Desmarchelier

SSATP 2004 Annual Conference and Stakeholders' Meeting

Published:Nov 2004

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SSATP Work Program 2005

Published:Oct 2004

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Poverty and Urban Mobility in Douala

Published:Aug 2004

Author:SITRASS
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Efforts to Improve Road Safety in Kenya

Published:Aug 2004

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SSATP Review of National Transport Policy and Poverty Reduction Strategy -- Progress Report 2004

Published:Aug 2004

Author:Mary Braithwaite
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Rural Transport Training Materials -- CD-ROM

Published:Aug 2004

Poverty and Urban Mobility in Conakry

Published:Aug 2004

Author:SITRASS - Solidarit? internationale sur les transports et la recherche en Afrique subsaharienne
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Efforts to Improve Road Safety in Kenya

Published:Aug 2004

Author:Preston O. Chitere and Thomas N. Kibua

Building Capacity in Management and Financing in the Road Sector

The road sector is going through a period of substantial change. Countries have to keep pace with expanding demand for road infrastructure as well as addressing the backlog of maintenance and its underlying causes. This situation has given rise to significant institutional reforms as countries have sought to improve road management sector. This note discusses issues related to the professional staff needs of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA); training for capacity building; institutional strengthening of road sector institutions in SSA countries; and, contribution of international and regional training. Further, the note identify and discusses five specific areas of challenges : ensure that the total offer of capacity building opportunities responds to demand, including that in languages other than English; involve regional associations in meeting demand and program design; sharpen the definition of the specific sub-markets within the overall demand and develop relevant offerings; promote wider involvement of training institutions including those in SSA; and develop and disseminate materials for communicating innovations, and on findings and recommendations for improved road management.

Published:Jul 2004

Author:Stephen Brushett, Les Sampson, and Solomon Waithaka
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RMI Matrix Note

Published:Jul 2004

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