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Research & Analysis

To help client countries implement safe, clean and affordable urban transport systems, the World Bank

  • Develops tools and conducts research on an on-going basis, and
  • Shares and disseminates examples of good practice and lessons learned in the field.
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publicationINSTITUTIONAL LABYRINTH:
Designing a Way Out for Improving Urban Transport Services
(PDF, 484KB)
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FEATURED RESEARCH

Urban Bus Toolkit
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Developed by the World Bank and PPIAF, the Urban Bus Toolkit is an interactive software package designed to help government officials and policy makers evaluate existing and alternative urban bus systems in developing and transitional countries. It offers practical advice to enact fundamental system reforms.
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LATEST RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

RESEARCH PAPER
Urban Freight (PDF, 3.2MB)
September 2009

RESEARCH PAPER

Urban Transport for Development (PDF, 966KB)
October 2008

RESEARCH PAPER
World Bank Framework for Urban Transport Projects
(PDF, 2.1MB)

January 2008

RESEARCH PAPER
Affordability of Public Transport in Developing Countries
(PDF, 124KB)

January 2005
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RELATED LINKS

World Bank Reports
& Documents on
Urban Transport

PPIAF
TRB
CERTU
CODATU 
 
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RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Transport Research Support Program
The program supports research in the following urban transport areas:

  • Benchmarking urban transport and its effectiveness in developing countries;
  • Database on 10 years of World Bank urban transport operations;
  • Adapting US transit capacity analysis practices to developing countries.



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