Intermediate Means of Transport in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Its Potential for Improving Rural Travel and Transport

Current rural travel and transport are dominated by head loading and walking (largely by women) to satisfy the daily travel and goods movement needs of rural populations in sub - Saharan Africa (SSA). Although rural roads and off-road transport may interact synergistically, with each amplifying the economic and social impact of the other, this interaction has not been directly studied or quantified. When intermediate means of transport (IMTs) have been introduced in the past and used in the transport system, private individuals have usually developed and reaped the benefits.

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Rural Roads in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Lessons from World Bank Experience

This report, prepared under the Rural Travel and Transport Project of the sub - Saharan Africa Transport Program (SSATP), presents findings from a review of 127 projects with rural road components in SSA. The review highlights key policy changes discussed under the main headings of planning, design and technology, resource mobilization, and sectoral organization and institutional performance. Planning is seen as a process involving key constituencies at various levels rather than a methodology.

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SSATP Progress Report 2000

The Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) was launched fifteen years ago as a joint initiative of the World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to improve transport sector performance by promoting policy reforms and institutional changes. The basic premises of the Program are that policy reform is essential in order to improve transport services; and that countries and their development partners need to col-laborate in the sector within a common framework of policies.

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SSATP Long-Term Development Plan (LTDP 2004-2007) -- Main Text

This report claims that the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) has reached a turning point in its record of service to its partners. Demands on the SSATP as the single most tried and tested transport policy development program in SSA are being heard from a wider than ever range of institutions and stakeholders. These stakeholders clearly recognize the crucial role of efficient transport in Africa's development.

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Plan de développement long terme (LTDP 2004-2007) -- Texte principal

This report claims that the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) has reached a turning point in its record of service to its partners. Demands on the SSATP as the single most tried and tested transport policy development program in SSA are being heard from a wider than ever range of institutions and stakeholders. These stakeholders clearly recognize the crucial role of efficient transport in Africa's development.

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