Transport Indicators

The Transport and Urban division of the World Bank (TUDTR) is working with various partners and stakeholders to review the measures and indicators that are used in the transport sector. Their aim is to develop a comprehensive draft set of Transport Performance and Impact Indicators which will:

  • - Facilitate the management of various sub sectors to enable them to deliver transport services cost effectively and appropriately.
  • - Help in the monitoring of the sector's performance with respect to its contribution to the implementation of agreed national policies.
  • - Provide better insights into regional and global perspectives of transport activity and trends.
Measurement does matter but how do we measure what really matters?
Paul Barter, Sustran

As part of the ongoing consultations for this initiative the IFRTD is collaborating with the TUDTR to host a series of regional workshops. The workshops aim to raise awareness of the initiative among key stakeholders and invite contributions to the process to ensure that it accounts for national priorities and long term sustainability.

Facilitating this dialogue enables the IFRTD to bring the perspectives of developing country transport sector professionals to the drawing board and provide the TUDTR with a 'reality check'. We hope this will contribute to synergies between expectations of countries and the Bank, and to the formation of long term sustainable partnerships.

To find out more about the workshops and the virtual discussions that have already been held and the outcomes specific to each event please click on the links below:

  • Transport Sector Performance Indicators Consultative Workshop Nairobi, Kenya, 14 - 15 June 2004
  • Transport Sector Performance Indicators Consultative Workshop Marawila, Sri Lanka, 22- 24 April 2005
  • Transport Sector Performance Indicators Consultative Workshop Hartbeespoort, South Africa, 12-14 June 2006
  • Transport Sector Performance Indicators Consultative Workshop Tarapoto, Peru, 12-16 March 2007
  • Virtual Workshop on Transport Sector Performance Indicators Latin America, 2-27 July 2007

For more information about this initiative please also visit: (click on Transport Results Measurement)



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Position: Executive Director and Coordinator East and Southern Africa
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