A User Guide to Road Management Tools

This user guide gives an overview of selected tools for road infrastructure management, and explains how they can assist road authorities and contribute to road management. It captures, in a single document, important features of these tools, scattered around in various documents and on various websites.

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SSATP Transport Indicator Initiative -- Concept Note

At the occasion of the annual meeting of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) in Kigali in May 2003, the SSATP was requested by its members to take the lead in coordinating and promoting efforts to establish a common set of key transport sector performance indicators, and to assist to build up capacity to collect the required data in a sustainable manner. To meet the objectives of this SSATP exercise, a set of high-level indicators has been designed that span the main critical areas of transport in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Initiative du SSATP sur les Indicateurs de transport -- Note d’orientation

At the occasion of the annual meeting of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) in Kigali in May 2003, the SSATP was requested by its members to take the lead in coordinating and promoting efforts to establish a common set of key transport sector performance indicators, and to assist to build up capacity to collect the required data in a sustainable manner. To meet the objectives of this SSATP exercise, a set of high-level indicators has been designed that span the main critical areas of transport in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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RED - Roads Economic Decision Model -- Software User Guide & Case Studies

This manual presents the Roads Economic Decision Model (RED) developed to improve the decision-making process for the development and maintenance of low-volume rural roads.

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The Provision of Rural Transport Services

The argument presented in this report is that the relationships between improved rural road infrastructure and the provision of complementary vehicle services have not been fully understood resulting in over emphasis on infrastructure and under emphasis on the vehicle services themselves. The paper draws on evidence from cross country comparisons to conclude that there are particular problems in the rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

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Promoting Policy Reforms for Effective Transport Services in COMESA Countries -- Review of the Road Sector in Selected COMESA Countries (Eastern and Island Countries)

Concerned by the poor state of the road network in most of its member countries, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has been promoting reforms to help regional integration for effective transport services. COMESA has taken an interest in the Road Maintenance Initiative (RMI), which has been working with nine pilot countries, five of which are within the COMESA area, on ways to make road maintenance sustainable. Twelve COMESA countries were reviewed.

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Road Sector Performance Indicators for African Countries

Development practice is concerned with achieving results on the ground, towards improving economic, and social welfare. Road sector development, and administration are no exception to it, being increasingly subjected to scrutiny by stakeholders. Assessing outcomes to monitor performance in the road sector is thus at the forefront of sector reform efforts. This technical note aims to set the development of performance indicators in an African context, and, questions whether road administration is on the right track, and, to what extent do international partnerships affect the road system.

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Commercializing Africa’s Roads: Transforming the Role of the Public Sector

There are over one and a half million km of roads in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including 554,000 km of main roads. Almost without exception, these roads are managed by bureaucratic government roads departments. The roads carry 80 to 90 percent of the region's passenger and freight traffic, absorb 5 to 10 percent of central government recurrent budgets and 10 to 20 percent of their development budgets.

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Roads Economic Decision Model (RED) for Economic Evaluation of Low Volume Roads

This Note presents the Roads Economic Decision Model (RED) that performs an economic evaluation of road investments and maintenance options customized to the characteristics of low-volume roads such as: a) high uncertainty of the assessment of traffic, road condition, and future maintenance of unpaved roads; b) periods during a year with disrupted passability; c) levels of service and corresponding road user costs defined not lonely through roughness; d) high potential to influence economic development; and e) beneficiaries other than motorized road users.

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