Transportation Strategy and Transport – Infrastructure Development
This course description is indicative, and only for reference purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course, or require a customized course that is similar to this, please note that fees start from USD 25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 per participant.
For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Development planners, administrators, officials, extension officers, project and program managers or officers, and NGO personnel.
Course Brief: In the past two decades, transport projects have played a pivotal role in economic development and poverty alleviation. However, transport strategies must now focus on confronting the complex and urgent consequences of our own success. This course seeks to answer the questions, What new priorities are required to address the social, political, and environmental consequences of two decades of transport and infrastructure development? What strategies are required to shift transport-development resources to ensure efficient multimodal transport, improved rural linkages, and better urban transport?
The course takes transport strategy beyond intercity highways and focuses on resolving the new priorities: air pollution, traffic congestion, safety, efficiency, affordability, and trade. It challenges participants to prepare a localized transport strategy with an emphasis on attention to air and water pollution, alternative transport modes and themes (urban transportation, rural roads, multimodal transport), synergies across sectors, knowledge sharing, private sector participation, attention to governance and corruption issues, and building up the sector’s monitoring and evaluation efforts to align them with the new strategy.