Africa Vehicle Fleet Rationalization

The World Bank is working on rationalizing the vehicle fleet in Africa. In 2016, it started pilots in Kenya and Ethiopia, working with national government ministries to help them think through the policy, institutional and infrastructure changes needed to enable governments to “comprehensively get a handle on motorization,”. The work involves looking at four main aspects of their vehicle fleet: how clean, efficient and safe the cars are, and how quickly the fleet is growing.

Regulating the flow of second-hand cars to developing countries is a crucial, but largely ignored, piece of the transport and development puzzle. If left unchecked, it could see rich economies “exporting pollution” to developing ones, urban transport experts say. Sustainable Transport Africa have been involved in these efforts with The World Bank and UN Environment.

East Africa Transport Workshop

Sustainable Transport Africa participated in the East Africa Transport Workshop, hosted by Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) and The World Bank on 15-17 June 2016 at The Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club, Nairobi.

Transport and ICT Global Practice will bring together practitioners, subject matter experts, and researchers working to find solutions to challenges in transport and ICT through IE.s.

The World Bank’s new impact evaluation program for transport will develop an analytical framework for prioritizing and filling knowledge gaps. It will build the necessary knowledge and data for transport investments in general, and for conducting IEs in particular. It will also include iterative experimentation during implementation to inform mid-course decisions, improving delivery and effectiveness. Finally, the initiative will help build capacity for evidence-based decision-making across development banks and client country institutions.