Rehabilitation and modernisation of a railway network

The railway forms a key link between the landlocked countries of Central Asia and the West. Freight traffic, however, substantially declined after the break-up of the former Soviet Union and a number of regional military conflicts. Lack of funds in the 1990s, combined with destruction and theft during local hostilities, saw a serious deterioration in the rail tracks and other railway assets. This resulted in low train operating speed and capacity restraints.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Transport

Theme of Evaluation: 

Transport

Sub Cluster: 

Public Transport

GEF Funding: 

No

Level of Evaluation: 

Country

Region: 

Europe and Central Asia

Type of Evaluation: 

Operation Performance Evaluation Review

Institution: 

EBRD

Evaluation Author: 

Evaluation Department

Year of Evaluation: 

2005