Good governance or the lack of it has been a concern of transport sector policy makers and stakeholders for decades. The sector is a major contributor to poverty reduction and economic growth where billions of dollars have been spent on improving and rehabilitating transport infrastructure. However, despite this considerable investment and much associated effort to build supportive technical, financial and management capability, performance continues to lag behind expectation. “Poor governance” is often cited as an underlying reason, a concept that encompasses a range of shortcomings from weak leadership to outright corruption. This recent work by SSATP on transport governance indicators provides a tool not only for countries to measure governance in the sector but to monitor results on actions taken.
Christie, Smith & Conroy
SSATP, World Bank