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Transport and ICT Connections

 December 2014 - present

 

Transport and ICT Connections is a weekly series of concise knowledge notes from the World Bank Group’s Transport and, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Global Practice. Connections discusses projects, experiences, and front-line developments in Transport and ICT. The series strategically selects key messages extracted from primary sources of knowledge (projects, reports and analytical work) and presents them in a succinct, insightful manner. It aims to stimulate thinking around data and evidence while promoting a global perspective on various topics.

 

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How China's Transport Sector Can Contribute to Carbon Reduction (English)

The Chinese government, based on its commitment to carbon reduction in the Paris Climate Agreement,laid out its intention to achieve peak CO₂ emissions by 2030, and to make its best effort to peak as early as possible. ... See More +

Brief 130019 JUN 01, 2018

Zhou,Weimin Disclosed

The Cost of Inaction : Can We Afford Not to Invest in Road Safety? (English)

Road crashes are among the most significant public health issues of the century; they account for 97 percent of deaths across all modes of transport. ... See More +

Brief 130018 MAY 01, 2018

Bose,Dipan; Marquez,Patricio V.; Job,Raymond Franklin Soames Disclosed

Efficiency : Why Efficiency Matters for Sustainable Mobility (English)

Efficiency is one of the four global goals framing sustainable mobility in the Global Mobility Report (GMR). The GMR posits that efficiency is crucial to ensure that transport demand is met effectively at the least possible cost. ... See More +

Brief 130013 DEC 01, 2017

El-Hefnawy,Moustafa Baher; Wyrowski,Lukasz Disclosed

Green Mobility : Why Green Transport Interventions Matter for Sustainable Mobility (English)

As one of the four global goals framing sustainable mobility in the Global Mobility Report (GMR), green mobility aims to reduce both air and noise pollution from transport, and to address climate change in the transport sector through mitigation and adaptation. ... See More +

Brief 130015 DEC 01, 2017

Dalkmann,Holger; Fischer,Alyssa; Peet,Karl Disclosed

Safety : Why Safety Matters for Sustainable Mobility (English)

Safety is one of four global goals identified in the Global Mobility Report (GMR)—along with universal access, efficiency, and green mobility. The safety goal is aimed at curbing the human pain, suffering, loss, grief, and economic costs of transport-crash-related injuries and deaths. ... See More +

Brief 130017 DEC 01, 2017

Job,Raymond Franklin Soames; Gomez,Hilda Disclosed

Universal Access in Urban Areas : Why Universal Access in Urban Areas Matters for Sustainable Mobility (English)

As one of the four global goals framing sustainable mobility in the Global Mobility Report (GMR),universal access in urban areas is the ability for people to reach the destinations necessary to lead productive and fulfilling lives. ... See More +

Brief 130016 DEC 01, 2017

Mason,Jacob; Turner,Philip; Steriu,Mircea Disclosed

Framing Sustainable Mobility : Hot to Ensure that Today's Mobility Needs are not met at the Expense of Future Generations (English)

In its crucial role, transport fosters development as it connects people to goods, services, social, and economic opportunities. But today’s data shows social exclusion linked to accessibility gaps in transport services—in rural areas, women, and the elderly—, high costs tosociety from poorly integrated transport systems, road fatalities, traffic congestion, air pollution, and environmental degradation. ... See More +

Brief 130009 NOV 01, 2017

Vandycke,Nancy L.; Kauppila,Jari Disclosed

Tracking Sustainable Mobility : A New Way to Assess Transport Sector Performance to 2030 and Beyond (English)

In 2015, the world embraced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, and agreed on a framework of targets and indicators for tracking progress across multiple economic sectors. ... See More +

Brief 130012 NOV 01, 2017

Alam,Muneeza Mehmood; Powell,Julie Disclosed

Achieving Sustainable Mobility : Why Policy-Makers Should Pursue the Four Goals at the Same Time (English)

The Global Mobility Report frames the transport agenda around four global goals: universal access, efficiency, safety and green. Unless those four goals are pursued simultaneously, mobility will not be sustainable for current and future generations. ... See More +

Brief 130010 NOV 01, 2017

Morales Sarriera,Javier; Fulton,Lewis Mcleod Disclosed

Competitiveness of South Asia's Container Ports : A Comprehensive Assessment of Performance, Drivers and Costs (English)

South Asia’s seaports are crucial to the region’s economy. The region transports 75 percent of thevalue of its exports and imports by sea. Shipments are concentrated at the 14 largest container ports, which handle close to 100 percent of total container traffic. ... See More +

Brief 130007 OCT 01, 2017

Herrera Dappe,Matias; Suárez-Alemán,Ancor Disclosed

Time for a tailored approach to South African BRTs : comparing Johannesburg’s bus rapid transit with its Latin American siblings (English)

Johannesburg and other cities in South Africa are rolling out integrated rapid public transport networks as part of an overall effort to address significant urban mobility challenges and to increase the use of public transport.The initial phases of these networks used a traditional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) trunk and feeder approach, patterned after the successful Latin American systems developed in the 2000s. ... See More +

Brief 115786 JUN 01, 2017

Munoz-Raskin,Ramon; Scorcia,Harvey Manuel Disclosed

Is EU's open aviation policy good for air transport? (English)

International air transport is at a crossroads. The aviation industry's center of gravity has moved toward the East, with main hubs in the Gulf region and ever-increasing passenger markets located in Asia. ... See More +

Brief 119854 JUN 01, 2017

Abate,Megersa Abera; Christidis, Panayotis Disclosed

Low-cost technology to improve aviation safety and efficiency : investment program brings modernized aviation information technology to Pacific islands (English)

The World Bank’s Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP) is bringing state-of-the-art air traffic management and satellite-based ground communications to airports and small aircraft operators in seven Pacific island countries and territories. ... See More +

Brief 113199 FEB 01, 2017

De Serio,Christopher J.; Giovannitti,Aldo Disclosed

Unlocking the potential of freight logistics in India (English)

New, comprehensive analysis of data on the current routing of goods in India have positioned the country to break through its freight transport gridlocks and logistics inefficiencies. ... See More +

Brief 113930 DEC 01, 2016

Aritua,Bernard Disclosed

Flying to the cloud : governments seek gains from cloud computing (English)

The transition to cloud computing broadly means shifting programs and data from personal or office hardware to shared hardware that many individuals and organizations access over the Internet. ... See More +

Brief 111614 DEC 01, 2016

Melhem,Samia; Kim,Seunghyun Disclosed

From sidewalk to subway : achieving sustainable financing for urban transport (English)

This brief talks about achieving sustainable financing for urban transport in developing countries. The state of urban travel in many developing countries is grim. ... See More +

Brief 106752 JUN 01, 2016

Ardila Gomez,Arturo; Ortegon Sanchez,Adriana Del Pilar Disclosed

Transport policies for climate change : the transformative role transport can play in mitigation and adaptation (English)

The choices developing countries make today in building and expanding transport networks will irreversibly shape development for the next century. ... See More +

Brief 107704 MAY 01, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Mook Bangalore Disclosed

Measuring economy wide effects of big transport projects : the case of Georgia (English)

Georgia is upgrading its principal highway, running for more than 350 kilometers between the Black Sea on its western border and Azerbaijan in the east, at a cost of about 2.3 billion US dollars, or nearly 14 percent of its 2014 Gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Brief 107702 MAY 01, 2016

Monsalve,Carolina Disclosed

Making rural broadband affordable : synchronizing installation with other public works (English)

The high cost of extending Internet service beyond urban areas and the relatively low number of potential subscribers has combined to stall the expansion of this enabling technology in much of the developing world (and even in some advanced economies). ... See More +

Brief 107706 APR 01, 2016

Foch,Arthur Denis Pascal Disclosed

Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)

In 2012, the Russian Federation announced one of the world’s more ambitious broadband Internet development goals: providing 80 percent of Russian households with ultrafast connection speeds - at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2018.1 That goal exceeds the current targets in Germany and the European Union, and it is about equivalent to those currently being pursued by countries with ambitious strategic broadband connectivity goals, including Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. ... See More +

Brief 103839 MAR 01, 2016

Gelvanovska-Garcia,Natalija; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Gunzburger,Michael Lee Disclosed

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How China's Transport Sector Can Contribute to Carbon Reduction (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 130019 Brief
The Cost of Inaction : Can We Afford Not to Invest in Road Safety? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 130018 Brief
Efficiency : Why Efficiency Matters for Sustainable Mobility (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 130013 Brief
Green Mobility : Why Green Transport Interventions Matter for Sustainable Mobility (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 130015 Brief
Safety : Why Safety Matters for Sustainable Mobility (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 130017 Brief
Universal Access in Urban Areas : Why Universal Access in Urban Areas Matters for Sustainable Mobility (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 130016 Brief
Framing Sustainable Mobility : Hot to Ensure that Today's Mobility Needs are not met at the Expense of Future Generations (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 130009 Brief
Tracking Sustainable Mobility : A New Way to Assess Transport Sector Performance to 2030 and Beyond (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 130012 Brief
Achieving Sustainable Mobility : Why Policy-Makers Should Pursue the Four Goals at the Same Time (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 130010 Brief
Competitiveness of South Asia's Container Ports : A Comprehensive Assessment of Performance, Drivers and Costs (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 130007 Brief
Time for a tailored approach to South African BRTs : comparing Johannesburg’s bus rapid transit with its Latin American siblings (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 115786 Brief
Is EU's open aviation policy good for air transport? (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119854 Brief
Low-cost technology to improve aviation safety and efficiency : investment program brings modernized aviation information technology to Pacific islands (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113199 Brief
Unlocking the potential of freight logistics in India (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 113930 Brief
Flying to the cloud : governments seek gains from cloud computing (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111614 Brief
From sidewalk to subway : achieving sustainable financing for urban transport (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106752 Brief
Transport policies for climate change : the transformative role transport can play in mitigation and adaptation (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 107704 Brief
Measuring economy wide effects of big transport projects : the case of Georgia (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 107702 Brief
Making rural broadband affordable : synchronizing installation with other public works (English)
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APR 01, 2016 107706 Brief
Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103839 Brief