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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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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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.

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Développement du BTP et le secteur routier - Efficacité des conseils mationaux du bâtiment et des travaux publics

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.

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