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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August 18, 2014 — In countries like Peru, Nicaragua and Paraguay, the World Bank's rural roads projects are helping break down gender barriers by promoting women's participation in construction and maintenance activities.Read More »
August 7, 2014 — Is it time to reevaluate the impact evaluation methodology of transport projects in order to measure the sector's contribution to shared prosperity in a more accurate and systematic way?Read More »
August 6, 2014 — In many cities, the subsistence of parking minimum requirements, combined with tax breaks, employer-subsidized parking and other incentives, generate an artificial over-supply of parking space that thwarts attempts to promote sustainable urban mobility.Read More »
July 24, 2014 — Although selling infrastructure project bonds to pensioners and other institutional investors is not a new idea, such transactions are typically used to refinance or expand existing PPP projects. However, recent developments in Europe and Latin America suggest that this model could be applied to greenfield transport projects as well.Read More »
June 23, 2014 — Government policies that encourage low-carbon transportation and energy efficiency could increase global economic output by more than $1.8 trillion per year, while also saving lives and combating climate change.Read More »