Enhancing Connectivity through Transport Infrastructure
The Role of Official Development Finance and Private Investment
Transport infrastructure is crucial to connect developing countries and help them
to boost trade, growth and regional integration. This is because cross-border or long-distance
roads and railways as well as international ports and airports are needed to move
products and people around in a globalised world.
What can bilateral and multilateral development partners do to help connect developing
countries through transport infrastructure? This report takes stock of continental
and regional transport plans in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe to
place development co-operation in context. It then examines the strategies and activities
of development partners for transport connectivity. It also takes a hard look at the
allocation of official development finance for transport connectivity, particularly
in relation to the distribution of private investment for the same types of infrastructure.
How large is the financing gap for transport connectivity to meet the Sustainable
Development Goals? What can development partners do to fill this gap? How can they
create an environment that can help mobilise more private resources? The report provides
a comprehensive picture of the current state of play as well as food for thought on
what can be done to move forward. It also features 16 profiles of development partners
and their activities for improving transport connectivity.
Published on August 31, 2018
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