World Bank Assistance to the Transport Sector

Throughout the past decade transport projects have played a pivotal role in the support of economic development and poverty alleviation. This evaluation assesses the Bank's activities in transport during the period 1995-2005 as well as its preparedness to meet emerging challenges. It concludes that past performance has been well managed and effective, especially for intercity highway construction and rehabilitation, that the Bank's approach to transport contributed to private sector development particularly though private contracting of maintenance, that project outcome ratings have shown a steady improvement since the early 1990s, and that key elements of the current strategy-sustainability, private sector involvement, and urban strategy- remain relevant today.

Area of Evaluation: 

Mitigation

Thematic Cluster: 

Organizational sector evaluation

Theme of Evaluation: 

Transport

GEF Funding: 

No

Level of Evaluation: 

Global

Region: 

Global

Type of Evaluation: 

Sector Evaluation

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

Independent Evaluation Group

Year of Evaluation: 

2007