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Urban Transport and Poverty in Developing Countries

GTZ has been commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to carry out an intensive survey of the problem of poverty and transport and come up with solutions to it. Important results are already being success-fully implemented in Technical Co-operation projects ...Read more
Type: Position Papers, Author: Manfred Breithaupt, Stefan Opitz and Dr. Jan A. Schwaab, Organization: GTZ, Eschborn (Germany), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

Pro-Poor Spending in the Transport Sector

While reduction of poverty is central to the World Bank’s corporate agenda, until now it has not figured highly in its transport agenda, particularly that for urban transport. Many of our Urban Transport projects involve more investment in city ring roads that benefit mostly middle income resi ...Read more
Type: Presentation, Author: Robin Carruthers, Organization: World Bank (USA), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

Urban Transport and Poverty Reduction (Chapter 3 from "Cities on the Move: A World Bank Urban Transport Strategy Review"

Poor people’s inability to access jobs and services is an important element of the social exclusion that defines urban poverty. Urban transport policy can attenuate this poverty, both by contributing to economic growth and by introducing a conscious poverty reduction focus to infrastructure in ...Read more
Type: Position Papers, Author: World Bank, Organization: Urban Transport and Poverty Reduction (Chapter 3 from , Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

Urban Transportation and the Millenium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) do not include any specific goals or targets related to transportation, though transport sector interventions are critical to meeting many of the goals. The lack of transport-specific goals is due not to their unimportance, but rather to the fact that groups w ...Read more
Type: Position Papers, Author: Walter Hook, Organization: Global Urban Development Magazine (USA), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

MUMBAI: Urban Poverty and Transport: The Case of Mumbai

This paper reports work carried out by the World Bank to analyze the linkages between urban poverty and transport in Mumbai, India. The analysis draws on a household survey and focus group discussions that were carried out between August 2003 and February 2004. Section I provides the background and ...Read more
Type: Case Studies, Author: Judy Baker, Rakhi Basu, Maureen Cropper, Somik Lall and Akie Takeuchi, Organization: World Bank (USA), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

DOUALA: Poverty and Urban Mobility in Douala

This study, conducted by the SITRASS network on behalf of the World Bank, is aimed at assessing in detail the conditions applicable to mobility and access to urban services by the poor of Douala, so as to provide background for the identification of targeted programs of action. The study is based on ...Read more
Type: Case Studies, Author: SITRASS, Organization: Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program, World Bank (USA), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

CONAKRY: Poverty and Urban Mobility in Conakry

This study, conducted by the SITRASS network on behalf of the World Bank, is aimed at assessing in detail the conditions applicable to mobility and access to urban services by the poor populations of Conakry, so as to provide background for the identification of targeted programs of action. The stud ...Read more
Type: Case Studies, Author: SITRASS, Organization: Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program, World Bank (USA), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

Structuring Urban Travel Demand

Overview of accessibility in Ahmedabad (India) (37 slides) ...Read more
Type: Presentation, Author: H.M. Shivanand Swamy, Organization: CEPT University, Ahmedabad (India), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

COLOMBO: Impact of Transport Infrastructure & Services on Urban Poverty and Land Development: A Case Study- Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Transport Sector Strategy Study (World Bank, 1997) notes that poverty alleviation requires a transport policy that is focused on the poor. The lack of such a policy and of relevant information has made it difficult to analyze how the transport sector is serving and helping the poor. It ...Read more
Type: Case Studies, Author: Professor Amal S. Kumarage, Organization: University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility

A Lifetime of Walking - Poverty and Transportation in Wuhan

The study makes use of existing data sets to analyze the characteristics of Wuhan’s first quintile population. This information is used to select study informants. Using focus group and case study techniques, the study is able to determine first quintile transport mode use for routine and non- ...Read more
Type: Position Papers, Author: Zhong Shuiying, Wei Han, Hou Weili and Cheng Dening, Organization: Economic Research Institute, Wuhan University (China), Published in 2009
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility