Publication: Benin : Transport Assessment Note for Roads, Airports, and Port Sectors
The purpose of this Economic Sector Work (ESW) is to: (i) provide a framework to help the government analyze transport sector issues and finalize the update of the transport sector strategy; and (ii) identify issues and challenges that can be addressed through donor funded operations. This ESW focuses on roads, air, and port transport. Transport infrastructure and services have a vital role to play in the economic and social development of the country. They were designed to facilitate the distribution and sale of income-generating products, mainly cotton; to promote goods transit towards neighboring countries; and to facilitate trade between towns and rural areas, and ensuring access to social infrastructure and services in the rural area. The formal transport sector contributes approximately seven percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), but its indirect contribution to the creation of added value is much greater.
“World Bank. 2007. Benin : Transport Assessment Note for Roads, Airports, and Port Sectors. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7733 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”