The transport challenges facing
developing countries are many and various. What may be an
acceptable policy in one country may be anathema in another
for political, geographical or historical reasons. And what
may work in one institutional and market environment may not
work in another. Bank staff should match solutions to the
country context. This Guidance Note provides a framework for
Bank Group staff for identifying and assessing the different
models for public and private roles in the transport sector.
It highlights policy and regulatory issues which are
important in judging the suitability of different models;
and summarizes the range of instruments available to the
Bank Group to support particular models. This Guidance Note
does not prescribe fixed solutions. It offers guidance in
thinking about the options available and the factors that
are important in judging between them.