Transport en Afrique Note technique No. 34

Over the past ten years or so, the road sector has undergone major reforms in a number of Sub-Saharan African countries. This process has been encouraged by the donor community, especially through the Road Management Initiative (RMI). New policies have been introduced, such as the off budget financing of road maintenance and the direct participation of road users in the road management entities. Ways of doing business are changing: more dependence on market mechanisms, further decentralization; new types of entities and operators. The resulting new institutional framework has evolved through the experiences of various countries in the developing world and the transition economy countries. Sub-Saharan Africa has drawn inspiration from Latin America and in turn Central and Eastern Europe is learning from the experiences of West and East Africa. It is a process of iteration in which many countries, despite blockages and setbacks have undeniable progress

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Jan 2002
Louis Fernique