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.
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 2015, the Bank financed a total of 17 transport and ICT operations amounting to US$ 2 billion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sector brief giving a diagnostic of air transport situation in West and Central Africa.
French version only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.