TRANSPORT PLANNING AT THE POLICY LEVEL-UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS

EFFECTIVE TRANSPORT INVESTMENT PLANNING, FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, DEPENDS UPON THE SOUNDNESS OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES AND THE RESULTING TRANSPORT POLICY IT IS INTENDED TO REFLECT. THE WORLD BANK AND THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION THROUGH ITS CONTRIBUTIONS OF 225 LOANS AND CREDITS FOR TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT IN 74 MEMBER COUNTRIES IS SEEKING TO INFLUENCE THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS USED IN FORMING AND IMPLEMENTING TRANSPORT POLICY. THE THREE BASIC ELEMENTS - INVESTMENT, PRICING/TAXATION, AND REGULATION - INFLUENCE THE PATTERN OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR TRANSPORT, AND THUS THE EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES. A TRANSPORT POLICY IS DERIVED BY (1) EXAMINING THE GENERAL ECONOMIC MISSIONS THAT REPORT ON THE CREDIT-WORTHINESS OF A COUNTRY, INCLUDING ITS FINANCIAL SITUATION AND FISCAL POLICY; (2) STUDYING THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS THAT EXIST BETWEEN OTHER SECTORS; AND (3) REVIEWING PROJECTS TO ENSURE THAT THE PARTICULAR WORKS/EQUIPMENT BEING FINANCED CONTRIBUTES TO THE COUNTRY'S NEEDS AND PRIORITIES.

  • Authors:
    • Hogg, V W
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Accession Number: 00202069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2004 6:43PM