You are here


The Transport and ICT Department is active in knowledge production and dissemination by conducting sector research and carrying out diagnostics studies. At national or regional levels, sector diagnostics give a precise panorama of the issues faced by transport stockholders, while contributing to fix national priorities and build efficient investment plans.

At a regional and continental level, specific sector thematic studies are contributing to new policy direction and reforms.

Annual Report 2018: Infrastructure and Urban Development

The Bank has stepped up the financing of Infrastructure and Urban Development projects, committing USD 1.9 billion for 19 projects in 2018. Among this year’s portfolio, important multinational road corridor projects which Integrate Africa by connecting cities across borders and by linking landlocked regions to seaports.

Étude pour l’amélioration de la sécurité routière dans le District de Bamako - Rapport 2018

Cette étude pour l’amélioration de la sécurité routière dans le District de Bamako, commandée par le Gouvernement de la République du Mali,  expose une méthodologie originale de géolocalisation des accidents en temps réel, combinée à la collecte et l’analyse des données associant à la fois les services de la Police, de la Gendarmerie, de la Protection Civile et les hôpitaux. Elle a permis d’établir un diagnostic clair et des solutions qui permettront au Ministère des Transports et du Désenclavement de se fixer des objectifs réalistes dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du plan d’actions de la Décennie d’actions sur la sécurité routière 2011- 2020.

Infrastructure and Urban Development Department - Annual Report 2017

During 2017, the Bank approved 16 transport, urban development and ICT projects worth USD 1.52 billion. Lending, portfolio management, analytical and advisory activities are accounted for in the 2017 Annual Report of the Infrastructure and Urban Development department of the Bank. Among the highlights in 2017, the Bank’s contribution to the Tunisia Digital 2020 project will assist the country in achieving universal internet connectivity and facilitate access to online government services.  In the Central African Republic, over 1,000km of fiber optic cable will bridge the Internet connectivity gap and connect to the Central Africa Backbone, linking with Chad and Cameroon.

Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Department - annual Report 2016

The report provides an account of the Bank’s achievements in Lending, Portfolio Management, and Analytical and Advisory Activities in Transport and ICT sectors.

The report illustrates the kind of work we do at the AfDB to finance Transport and ICT infrastructure development on the continent to promote regional integration, support agriculture, and facilitate the industrialization of Africa.

During the course of 2016, the Bank financed a total of 15 transport and ICT operations amounting to US$ 1.6 billion.

OITC annual Report 2015

During the course of 2015, the Bank financed a total of 17 transport and ICT operations amounting to US$ 2 billion. 

AfDB Transport Forum 2015 - Report

On 26th and 27th November 2015, the African Development Bank hosted its first Transport Forum, welcoming more than 250 stockholders to share best practices and experiences, promote research and development, and stimulate continental business and professional networking. The aim of this report is to document and highlight some of the take away points raised during the various sessions and panels.

Road Safety in Africa - Assesement of Progresses and Challenges in Road Safety

The study provides an overall assessment of road safety at a regional level and points to the need for a review to identify gaps of priority and intervention mechanisms at country level. The study gives a basis for strengthening the Bank’s road safety support to regional member countries in line with the Bank group Ten Year Strategy (2013-2022) and the sector policy. More importantly, it underlined the Bank’s advisory role to enhance governments’ commitment and draw effective strategy towards instituting comprehensive road safety action plan/programme including the introduction of safe system approach for far reaching goal.

ROAD SAFETY MANUALS FOR AFRICA - Existing Roads: Proactive Approaches

road Safety Manuals for Africa - New Roads and Schemes: Road Safety Audit

The two manuals (‘New Roads and Schemes – Road Safety Audit’ and ‘Existing Roads – Proactive Approaches’) describe methods that can be considered ‘proactive’ in that they aim to identify safety deficits before crashes begin to accumulate.

road safety manuals for africa – Existing Roads: Reactive Approaches

The manuals have been developed based on best practice from a number of countries worldwide, including current practices in Africa. They adopt a ‘Safe System’ approach throughout which is concerned with engineering the road environment so that only low severity crashes are possible when users make mistakes.

Le secteur du Transport Aerien en Afrique Centrale et Occidentale

A sector brief giving a diagnostic of air transport situation in West and Central Africa.

French version only.

Rail Infrastructure in Africa - Financing Policy Options

Premised on the lessons learnt from the last fifteen years, the report proposes a broad overview of policy options to be considered in financing rail infrastructure investment and maintenance.

Opening Road Corridors Study in Guinea and Senegal

Transport in general and road transport in particular, plays an important role in regional integration. It allows the connection between the markets and the production area as well as the consumption regions. This study presents the current condition of the opening up corridors between Senegal and Guinea to neighboring countries of West Africa. It identifies the road transport projects with a regional focus that could be included as pipeline prospects of AfDB. 

Problem associated with transport facilitation in West Africa and Action Plan

The issue of free movement of people and goods is a major challenge for political and economic integration of countries of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS). This report highlights the constraints and the challenges associated transport and trade facilitation in the ECOWAS region. It includes the recommendations, the action plan and appropriate mechanisms proposals for policy makers, private sector and civil society operators.

Cameroon - Note on the transport sector

Understanding the dynamics and challenges of the transport sector in Cameroon is crucial for the implementation of public policies and effectively inform the investment decisions.

Mali - Note on the transport sector

This note provides a general overview on the transport sector in Mali. It raises important issues relative to the orientations of future Bank interventions in the country.

The transport sector in Togo, Brief overview

This summary on the transport sector in Togo provides a general overview of the current situation of the transport sector, as well as challenges and opportunities.

Chad: Koumra-Sarh asphalting road Project & Evaluation of ex-post socio-economic impact

The asphalting of the Koumra-Sarh road is a project funded by ADB and completed in 2013. It was intended to contribute to the open up of Chad and to improve the efficiency of the transport logistic chain, accessibility and mobility of the populations in the Southern part of the country. The comparison of indicators measured before the beginning of the project works and after its completion was used to assess the changes.

The Gambia - Transport Sector Diagnostic Study

The Gambia Transport Sector development had been based on the country’s spatial geography of being enclaved in Senegal and divided into two by the River Gambia. To connect the two banks is imperative for national integration and also for the integration of Senegal and the ECOWAS region.

That study gives an overview of the situation of the transport sector in Gambia, highlighting emerging transport sector issues, identifying investments opportunities for private sector and international organizations. 

Study on Quality of Bank Financed Road Projects

The Bank has promoted and supported the improvement of over 10,000 km of road on the continentsince 2006. Are the roads built with Bank support of the right quality? Are these roads sustainable?

The Study looked at technical parameters to provide answers to the question of whetherthe standards and specifications adopted in Bank-financed projects are of internationalbest practice, and furthermore if these are indeed adhered to. The Study wastherefore akin to a technical audit of Bank-financed road projects, based on the samplingof recently completed projects in eight selected countries across the continent.

Togo - Aflao-Sanve-Condji road project – Socio-economic impact post-evaluation

In Lomé, the Azevepo district is the gateway to vehicles from the western part of the country. The construction of a dual highway Financed by the ADB has radically transformed the living environment of the inhabitants of Azevepo, reducing traffic congestion and the risk of accidents. This study examines a series of indicators - household income, enrollment rates, travel costs ... - to measure the impact of the project.


Useful Links