Topic Area H: Transport in Developing and Emerging Countries

This Topic Area deals with the unique challenges developing countries face in planning, financing, developing, maintaining and operating their transport infrastructure and services, especially with issues related to institutional governance, sustainable financing, rapid urbanization, rural-urban integration and regional disparities, and environmental sustainability. The subjects covered in this Topic Area include: (H1) Transport Policy, Planning and Financing in Developing Countries; (H2) Infrastructure Operation and Traffic Management in Developing Countries and (H5) Urban Transport in Developing Countries.

 

SIG H1 – Transport Policy, Planning and Financing in Developing Countries

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objectives

This Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on the multi-disciplinary research of transport policy, planning and financing in developing and emerging countries. The policy aspects cover the institutional capacity; governance structures; capacity building both government and private entities; policy and decision-making practices; and pricing of infrastructure services, etc. The planning aspects cover how well transport infrastructure plans are integrated with overall urban, national and regional plans, as well as the economic plans. The financing aspects cover innovative financing and funding issues in transportation including road funds, cost-recovery from users, public private partnership, and local government finance, including fiscal decentralisation.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to all academics, researchers, industry managers, international donor agencies, government officials and policy makers with research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact the Chair listed below.

SIG H1 Chair- Shinya Hanaoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

 

SIG H2 – Infrastructure Operation and Traffic Management in Developing Countries

Objectives

Background

Activities

On Friday 18 May 2018, members of SIG H2, together with members of SIGs H1 and G5, held a Joint Seminar on “Sustainable Transport Measures for Liveable Cities” at IIT Bombay.  Please click here to view the Seminar Report.

Membership

Contact

Chair: Ashish Verma,
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
India

Members

(The full membership list for this SIG is maintained by the SIG Chair/Co-chair)

SIG H5 – Urban Transport in Developing Countries

Upcoming Events

Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.

Group Objective

This Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on applying research and building research capacity in developing countries to support the creating of socially, financially and environmentally sustainable urban transport systems.

Membership

Membership of the Group is open to anyone with a research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact the Chair listed below.

SIG H5 Chair- Varameth Vichiensan (Kasetsart University)