Road Management Policy : An Approach to the Evaluation of Road Agency Performance

Efficient and effective road transport is central to the economic growth and development of all African countries, this mode accounting for about eighty to ninety percent of the continent’s total trade in goods and services. For this reason countries need adequate road infrastructure management policies, strategies and institutions to manage this crucial asset in an optimal manner including systematic means of measuring the performance of the road agencies as a basis for determining those factors that aid or impede the attainment of their desired results.

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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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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.

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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.

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Réunion annuelle 2004 du SSATP -- Addis Abeba, Ethiopie

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.

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The Urban Transport 1998-2002 -- Strategic Development Plan

The World Bank's role in Sub-Saharan Africa's urban transport sub-sector has evolved in the last few years. Recent projects concerned specifically with urban transport (e.g., in Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal), are based on a comprehensive approach to urban mobility issues.

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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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