The transport sector is essential to reducing poverty and building prosperity: transport gives access to jobs, education and healthcare; it connects goods and services to markets and is a key driver of growth; finally, lowering the carbon footprint of the sector is crucial to tackle climate change. The World Bank works with client countries to provide safe, clean and affordable transport for all.
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November 17, 2014 — If someone asked you what can boost gender equality in rural and indigenous communities in Latin America, a road probably wouldn't be your first answer... Well, think again!Read More »
November 11, 2014 — A guarantee from MIGA — the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group — helped secure $300 million in private financing for a transport project in São Paulo, Brazil. The money, along with a $300 million loan from the World Bank, will help upgrade 650 kilometers of roads and build two bridges.Read More »
November 7, 2014 — India is one of the countries that bear the brunt of the global road safety crisis. The World Bank is working hand in hand with the country's federal and local governments to stop the carnage on Indian roads.Read More »
December 10, 2014 — The World Bank’s Public-Private Partnership Group and Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility report that total private participation in infrastructure (PPI) fell in the transportation sector in emerging markets by 39 percent to $33.2 billion in 2013, compared with 2012 levels.Read More »
December 11, 2014 — India's Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) program is building dedicated freight-only railway lines along highly congested transport corridors. By shifting freight from road to rail, the DFC will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.25 times over a 30 year period.Read More »