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External Resources

While we hope that that the sites below are of interest, the World Bank is not responsible for the content of external Web sites.

ARRB Transport Research Limited (formerly the Australian Road Research Board) 
This Web page contains a variety of useful information, including publications and information on pavement condition monitoring, weigh-in-motion systems, ITS systems and much more. 
Department for International Development (DFID), UK 
DFID is the British government department responsible for promoting development and the reduction of poverty. The DFID Web site contains useful publications, including the second White Paper on International Development entitled "Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor," December 2000, and DFID transport newsletters. 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was established in 1991 when communism was crumbling in central and eastern Europe and ex-soviet countries needed support to nurture a new private sector in a democratic environment. Today the EBRD uses the tools of investment to help build market economies and democracies in 27 countries from central Europe to central Asia. Link to the EBRD  Results of the Assessment of Concession Laws of Countries in Transition (PDF 0.6 MB).
European Union Road Federation 
The ERF is a non-profit association which coordinates the views of Europe's road sector and acts as a platform for dialog and research on mobility issues. Publications include a free bimonthly electronic newsletter The Voice of the European Road, and European Road Statistics which provides  decision-makers, stakeholders and practitioners with an overview of road transport. 
Finland Technical Research Center (VTT) 
VTT Web page which containing a wealth of useful information, including material on transport research, urban planning, road engineering and geotechnology, rock and environmental engineering, together with a list of publications and technical services. 
GTZ/IRF Latin American Road Maintenance Program 
GTZ/IRF Latin American Road Maintenance Program web page contains a number of useful documents in English, Spanish and Portugese. 
International Road Federation (IRF) 
IRF Web page containing information on conferences and meetings, world road statistics, and publications. 
International Road Transport Union (IRU)
The IRU Website contains road transport news, information on services to the industry and upcoming events.
PIARC (World Road Association) 
PIARC Web page containing numerous useful publications on roads. 
The Road Management Catalog
The Website
 was established as a central resource for information of interest to traffic and highway engineers. It was designed to assist World Bank clients and other interested parties in obtaining information on technologies for managing road networks.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) 
VTI Web page containing a large amount of useful information on current research and development and extensive lists of publications (many in English, others with English abstracts). 
TrafficLinq Transport Directory 
TrafficLinq is a Web site run by professional traffic journalists and contains an extensive directory of links to transport resources such as world events, ITS, research/organizations, advanced transportation, magazines, public transport, parking, bicycling, commuting, traffic industry, traffic information, road safety, libraries, and software. 
Transport Research Board (TRB) 
TRB Web page providing a wealth of current information on research in transportation innovations, and policy and practice. Includes an electronic catalogue and links to two important bibliographical databases - TRIS (Transportation Research Information Service) and PATH (an extensive database pertaining to Intelligent Transportation Systems). 
Transport Research Laboratory 
The UK Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) web site contains a wealth of information about the organization's capabilities, experience and facilities. It includes details of past and current projects in the UK and overseas; enables visitors to download evaluation copies of TRL software, purchase publications on-line and subscribe to a free newsletter; lists courses and conferences; provides information about TRL's library and information services, including membership schemes; and hosts a number of 'micro-sites' for international projects in which TRL is a partner. 
UK Highways Agency 
The UK Highways Agency was established in 1994 and is an executive agency of the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions. Their Web page contains many useful publications. 
US Asphalt Institute 
This Web page contains information on technical publications, research, laboratory services, superpave, etc. 
US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 
FHWA Web page containing useful publications and statistics, and information on programs and legislation and regulations. 



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