This report covers the high-level strategic meeting convened in the offices of Irish Aid in Dublin on June 28 and 29, 2006.
The 2005 Annual Meeting of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy program (SSATP) - to take place in Bamako, Mali, in November 2005 - is a key strategic milestone for the program. The implementation of SSATP's Long-Term Development Plan (LTDP) for 2004-2007 is well underway, but challenges remain in converting policy lessons into practice. SSATP's member countries and partners also face new challenges, such as how to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and respond to new arrangements for donor funding.
Following extensive consultations with both public and private sector stakeholders, the Road Management Initiative (RMI) formerly known as Road Maintenance Initiative was launched in the late 1980.s as a component of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP). This program was led by the Africa Region Infrastructure Department of the World Bank and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in response to an increasing concern over deteriorating road infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) despite substantial capital investments by governments and donors.