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PPPs for policy making: a visual guide to using data from the ICP - Chapter 9: Infrastructure

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Transport is a crucial driver of economic and social development, bringing opportunities for the poor and enabling countries to be more competitive. Transport infrastructure connects people to jobs, education, and health services; it enables the supply of goods and services around the world; and it allows people to interact and generate the knowledge and solutions that foster long-term growth. The ICP calculates PPPs for transport goods and services and collects price and expenditure data on the purchase of vehicles and transport services (figure 9.3 and map 9.1), which policy makers can utilize to help examine the effect of high mobility costs on the poor, the impact of transport affordability on climate change and air pollution, and the cost of transport infrastructure investment to meet the needs of increasingly urbanized societies.