Bus Franshising in Developing Countries: Recent World Bank Experience

This chapter describes how, in late 2002, the World Bank published its review of its experience and policy advice on urban transport in developing countries. It observed the increasingly difficulty of most former socialist economies and many mixed post-colonial economics in maintaining the provision of a basic bus network as a social service with extensive fare reductions or exemptions. In many transition economies, in the process of changing from politically administered to market forms, the parastatal companies have disastrously declined as the original sources of finance have disappeared. Event he private monopolies operating in post-colonial Africa either under a management contract or some form of system concession had largely collapsed because of the absence of an adequate fiscal basis for support. In view of this evidence, the World Bank recommended treating transport supply more as a commercial business and targeting subsidies explicitly at disadvantaged groups on a personal on a personal basis as in many European countries.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 515-533
  • Monograph Title: Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01003338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080445802
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2005 1:38PM