A Research Agenda for Transport Policy
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A Research Agenda for Transport Policy

Edited by John Stanley and David A. Hensher

Everyone has an opinion on transport: it significantly affects daily lives. This book highlights key transport opportunities and challenges, and identifies research requirements to inform policy discussion and support better societal outcomes. It does this by scanning across modes, continents, technologies and socio-economic settings, looking for common threads, points of difference and opportunities to make a difference. The book should appeal to prospective post-graduate students, professionals in transport and related fields, and those interested in better places and good discussions.
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Chapter 17: Africa

Jackie Walters

Abstract

This chapter examines a number of issues in transport policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and adjustment in Africa by discussing the role and complexities of informal public transport in Africa, policy issues experienced in the typical African country context and the need for effective and efficient institutional structuring for effective policy administration and implementation. The chapter concludes with the identification of emerging research areas in the African context that ought to assist in the understanding of the complexity of policy making, monitoring and implementation, and if considered, could result in significant improvements in this very important area of government responsibilities.

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