The intervention in this sector aims to reduce the cost of travel and increase the quality of services. For individuals this means affordable access to jobs, health, education and other social amenities. For communities affordable transport means better and safer roads, competitive rail services, efficient and safe ports, seaways, airports, air corridors and opens trade corridors.
Good governance in transport is critical to sustain the development of the sector, writes Jean- Noël Guillossou of the Africa Transport Policy Programme (SSATP), hosted by the World Bank. Guillossou is Programme Manager of the EU-funded, 38 country SSATP, and shares key lessons learned from implementing this project.