Results-Based National Urban Transport Policy and Finance
Description/achievement of initiative

ITDP and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will cooperate in developing a fall 2012 symposium on national urban transport policy and financing and disseminating the results of this through a synthesis document and follow up workshops and public forums in key countries in 2013. This will focus on common challenges faced by many countries that are striving to enable more effective implementation of results-based infrastructure investment and system management. As a result of this commitment, ITDP hopes at least four governments will adopt, update, or revise national policies to support sustainable transport by 2015.

Implementation methodologies

On-the-ground interviews with key transport decision-makers, financing agencies, and experts in key countries will ensure relevant and up-to-date knowledge development, complemented with expert forum. Results will be disseminated through Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forums, the International Transport Forum's Annual meeting, and other venues. A publication and online distribution will make the results of a discussion with key global leaders and experts widely available. Follow on workshops and targeted strategic assistance will help officials in key countries focus on how lessons from the discussion of common challenges can be brought to bear in solving local political and governance barriers to effective national urban transport policy and finance system reforms aimed at rewarding results and performance. This will be complemented with strategic support for best practice implementation of national urban transport policies at the sub-national level in targeted venues that can establish new models for replication. Enhanced performance evaluation and decision-support tools for transport investments and policies, e.g., the Transport Emissions Evaluation Model for Projects (TEEMP), and related training and capacity building will further enable performance-focused funding reforms.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Institute for Transportation & Development Policy
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Progress reports
Report on Meeting Common Challenges to Effective National Urban Transport Policy and Financing
Discussion at International Transport Forum and other venues, incorporation in national policies
Staff / Technical expertise
$300,000 on staff and consultant support for work advancing national urban transport policy and finance reforms over the commitment time frame
Financing (in USD)
300,000 USD

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2015
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Contact information
Michael Replogle, Global Policy Director & Founder, michael.replogle@itdp.org
United Nations