Transport Sector Review (TSR), Study in Four Lusophone Regional Member Countries
The study aimed to assess and understand the development conditions in the transport sector in the four countries, as a sound basis to:
- Design the Bank's intervention strategies in the transport sector, in the four Portuguese-speaking countries of Central and West Africa (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe);
- Improve the dialogue policy with Member-States on development policies for the transport sector;
- Allocate resources and coordinate development activities for pre-identified projects and programmes in which other financial donors are involved.
In particular, the study assessed:
- The current transport demand and the supply of transport services, at national and regional level, in the four countries;
- The capacity building and institutional development needs, within the necessary restructuring of the sector;
- A review of the institutional framework, the maintenance needs, the funding mechanisms, public expenditure, and issues related to security, operation, regulation and management;
- The sectors strengths and weaknesses, including political and institutional issues that are relevant for users and other stakeholders of the transport sector.
Sao Tome and Principe