Institutions and Organisations

Institutions are humanly devised constraints that shape human interaction, which includes rules, norms and practices. Organisations, on the other hand, are structures developed to take advantage of opportunities created by institutions. (2)

Values, norms and practices [the institution] of any jurisdiction constrain and yet facilitate actors in both policymaking and management. They often explain some of the more complicated phenomena of society, and the transport sector is no exception.

The most pressing challenges of the transport sector such as corruption can be understood better by examining the institutions and organisations of the sector. This page will provide a raft of organisational structures of the transport sector in different parts of the world. The institutions that underpin these organisations will be exposed.

(2) NORTH, C.D. Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economics Performance. Cambridge University Press, 1990.