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Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 - Summary

The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011–2020) calls on countries to implement the measures identified internationally to make their roads safer. The UN General Assembly invited WHO to monitor progress through its Global status report on road safety series. This report is the third in the se  Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Author: WHO, Organization: WHO, Published in 2015
Related theme(s): Road Safety, General

Road Safety in 170 Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries

Earlier in 2013, the World Health Organization published a comprehensive assessment of road safety in the individual countries of the world (WHO, 2013). The present study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) used the WHO data for individual countries but fo  Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Author: Sivak, Michael & Schooettle, Brandon, Organization: UMTRI, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Road Safety

A cost-effective path to road safety

Each year, traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people around the world and injure up to 50 million. In fact, they are the leading cause of death among people 15 to 29 years old and cost the global economy around $518 billion. Many of these casualties are preventable, but governments can have   Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Author: Ghislanzoni, Myerson and Faure Ragani, Organization: McKinsey&Company, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Road Safety, Intelligent Transport Systems

Improving the outcomes of Public-Private Partnerships

Despite their critics, Public Private Partnerships (PPS) still have a role to play in helping deliver Australia's future infrastructure needs - if they are used on the right projects where they can demonstrate their true value. This is the conclusion of this Clayton Utz report, which outlines the tr  Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Author: Hayford, Owen, Organization: Clayton Utz, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Finances & Economics, Governance

Evaluating the environment for public-private partnerships in Eastern Europe and the CIS

The 2012 EECIS Infrascope - Findings and methodology This document presents the first Eastern Europe and CIS regional edition of a learning tool and benchmarking index that assesses country capacity to carry out sustainable public-private infrastructure partnerships (PPPs). The index results discus  Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Organization: The Economist Intelligence Unit, Published in 2012
Related theme(s): Finances & Economics, Governance

Spending on Transport Infrastructure 1995-2011 - Trends, Policies, Data

1% of GDP: average road and rail infrastructure investment Latest data released by the ITF show that investment in inland transport infrastructure has remained at around 1% of GDP since 1995 in OECD countries. The new report, Spending on Transport Infrastructure 1995-2011: Trends, Policies, Data,  Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Organization: OECD/ITF, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Finances & Economics, Trade & Transport, Governance

Policy Pathways: A Tale of Renewed Cities

Transport currently accounts for half of global oil consumption and nearly 20% of world energy use, of which approximately 40% is used in urban transport alone. The IEA expects urban transport energy consumption to double by 2050, despite ongoing vehicle technology and fuel-economy improveme  Read More ...

Type: Guidelines and Manuals, Organization: International Energy Adency, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Urban Mobility, Environment & Climate Change

6th Africa Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) Conference 2013 - Proceedings

The Africa Transportation Technology Transfer (T2) is a forum to share, exchange and debate experiences, best practices, and new technologies in the provision, maintenance and management of all modes of transport. It is also a forum for sharing and exchanging existing and new approaches on tech  Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Author: Various, Organization: Technology Transfer Center - Botswana, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Finances & Economics, Rural Transport, Road Safety

African Development Bank: Actions and new challenges in the road sector

Presentation delivered at the IRF Regional Conference North Africa-Mediterranean, hosted in Marrakech from 19-20 March 2013.    Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Author: Amani Abou Zeid, Organization: African Development Bank, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Finances & Economics, Trade & Transport, Rural Transport

Understanding the Value of Transport Infrastructure - Guidelines for macro-level measurement of spending and assets

Transport infrastructure is a critical ingredient in economic development at all levels of income. It supports personal well-being and economic growth. Countries spend considerable amounts of money each year to build, maintain and improve their transport infrastructure. But how much, exactly, does t  Read More ...

Type: General Knowledge, Author: OECD/ITF, Organization: OECD/ITF, Published in 2013
Related theme(s): Finances & Economics, Trade & Transport