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Regional Integration
West and central africa trucking competitiveness

The landlocked countries in West & Central Africa are characterized by large trade imbalances, with export-import ratios below 30 percent, and an overwhelming reliance on road transport. While…

June 13, 2018

Regional Integration
Container terminal concession guide

Two African port associations, the Port Management Association for West Africa and Central Africa (PMAWCA) and the Port Management Association for East Africa and Southern Africa (PMAESA), with the…

June 28, 2017

Urban Access & Mobility
Policies for Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility in Urban Areas of

Africa is urbanizing at a very high pace, and both large and intermediate African cities are experiencing rapid and often unplanned growth. As a result, policy- and decision-makers face numerous…

June 23, 2015

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

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…

April 21, 2015

In Search of Evidence to Define Transport Policies: Transport Sector

Data improve governance by increasing transparency and accountability. Adequate and reliable data are necessary to underpin policy decisions and to measure their effectiveness. However, in Africa few…

January 26, 2015

Africa Transport Policies Performance Review: The Need for More

Addressing the infrastructure gap in Africa, in particular in transport, has contributed to put in place the foundation for accelerating economic growth. These efforts are indeed bearing fruits,…

January 22, 2015

Road Asset Management
Private Sector Involvement in Road Financing

Most African countries are faced with substantial challenges to meet their needs for road maintenance, rehabilitation and construction through public financing. The underfunding problems are not…

December 17, 2014

Regional Integration
Reviving trade routes: evidence for maputo corridor

This new SSATP discussion paper reviews the experience of an apparently successful corridor to help understand optimal mix and trade-offs in reviving historical trade route. The Maputo Corridor,…

December 02, 2014

Road Safety
Managing Road Safety in Africa: A Framework for National Lead Agencies

Africa is currently experiencing the highest per capita rate of road fatalities in the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates the rate of road traffic deaths at 24.1 per 100,000 people…

October 12, 2014

Rural Access & Mobility
Good Policies and Practices on Rural Transport in Africa: Planning

A monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system is an essential element of the planning, design and implementation of rural transport projects and is useful in assessing whether projects achieve their…

June 05, 2014

Regional Integration
A review Of Internationla Legal Instrument for the facilitatation of

Transport infrastructure is essential for inclusive growth and poverty reduction but the investments in building and maintaining it remain sub-optimal as long as the movement of goods is not seamless…

April 30, 2014

Regional Integration
Corridor Transport Observatory Guidlines

Trade and transport corridors are complex entities that have been defined as ‘a coordinated bundle of transport and logistics infrastructure and services that facilitates trade and transport flows…

November 26, 2013

Road Safety
Guidelines for Mainstreaming Road Safety in Regional Trade Road

This SSATP publication, jointly prepared with the World Bank, provides best practice guidelines for mainstreaming road safety in regional road trade corridors (RTRCs) investment programs in low and…

July 25, 2013

Regional Integration
Border Crossing Monitoring along the Northern Corridor

When one thinks of border crossing in Africa, the image that comes in mind is that of a long queue of trucks waiting idly to fill out paper. The improvement of road infrastructure was expected to…

April 13, 2013

Regional Integration
Framework for Improving Railway Sector Perfromnace in Sub Saharan

When The African continent has been making regular headlines with double digits growth economies, an emerging middle class, an explosion in mobile communications, and huge untapped mineral resources…

March 11, 2013

Urban Access & Mobility
The Soft Side of BRT: Lessons from 5 Developing Countries

The Soft Side of BRT: Lessons from 5 Developing Countries This publication is based on an extensive review of the literature, interviews with stakeholders, and analysis of primary data to document…

November 01, 2012

Rural Access & Mobility
Rural transport : Improving its Contribution to Growth and Poverty

The paper provides a framework that will help policy makers in Africa to move from stand-alone rural transport policies to comprehensive and integrated policies, positioning rural transport within…

October 31, 2012

Programmatic
Progress Report January-June 2012

This latest progress report contains important information for all SSATP's stakeholders and partners related to the current activities of the Program for 2012 and its future , in particular the…

June 30, 2012

Programmatic
SSATP Annual Report 2011

Changes in the Board of SSATP and the Management Team in 2011 provide the opportunity to initiate a new phase in the Second Development Plan of SSATP in tune with the developments in the transport…

February 29, 2012

Road Asset Management
Progress on Commercialized Road Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Until this wide-ranging study to assess progress on road management practices, no in-depth review of the performance of Road Authorities and Road Agencies has been carried out. Important lessons can…

December 31, 2011

Regional Integration
Gazing into the mirror( Se regarder dans le miroir

This second volume of Gazing into the Mirror presents the results of the bold and original reform process initiated in 2009 to modernize the Cameroon Customs Administration and to instill a radically…

November 30, 2011