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Sri Lanka - Transport Sector Strategy Study (Vol. 2) : Background Papers (English)

This report's purpose is to identify and discuss in detail the principal issues affecting the transport sector's ability to efficiently provide the infrastructure services needed to underpin growth in Sri Lanka. The report's objectives are to assist the government in (1) setting a clear vision for the transport sector to support the country's overall development goals; and (2) formulating an appropriate strategy and reform agenda for transforming the sector from a state-dominated one into an effective and efficient public-private partnership. The report discusses the transport sector's role in the context of the Government's Medium Term Development Strategy. Included in the analysis are the key sub-sectors of ports and shipping, railways, highways, and urban transport. The report analyzes the sector's past performance in terms of achieving its policy objectives. Key challenges facing the sector at present and in the future are identified, and an evaluation is made of the reforms and policy orientation needed to meet these challenges. Volume 2 consists of background papers and presentations.


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    Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report

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    Sri Lanka,

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    South Asia,

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    Background Papers

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Sri Lanka - Transport Sector Strategy Study (Vol. 2) : Background Papers (English). World Development Sources, WDS 1997-1 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.