This paper reviews the World Bank Group’s experience in implementing urban transport projects under GEF Operational Program 11 (OP 11), on sustainable transport, and outlines the opportunities for improving the effectiveness of these projects. It is addressed to policy makers and professionals of bilateral and multilateral agencies, client country governments, and other stakeholders. The next chapter outlines the environmental issues associated with the transport sector and describes the synergies between GEF OP 11 and the Bank’s urban transport priorities. Chapter 3 then examines World Bank Group experience in implementing GEF-supported urban transport projects. Chapter 4 looks at the opportunities for strengthening the World Bank Group’s contribution to transport sector initiatives under GEF OP 11.
Rama Chandra Reddy and Sarath Guttik
Global Environment Operations, Environment Department, The World Bank