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 »
November 3, 2014 — The United Nation's Almaty Programme of Action, adopted in 2003, addresses market-access issues faced by landlocked developing countries. This publication takes stock of that initiative and recommends actions going forward.Read More »
October 21, 2014 — Most metro systems around the world are unable to cover their operating costs with fare box revenues, and are looking at new ways to tap additional sources of commercial revenue - often through agreements with the private sector. Read More »