Officials from the Department for International Development (DFID) discussed research relevant to low-cost transport options with the World Bank in the first quarter of this year. This topic has been incorporated into wide-ranging provision for collaborative work which falls with the following areas:
(a) DFID’s South East Asia Community Access Programme (SEACAP) designed to enhance the pro-poor content of World Bank’s programmes in the Mekong area.
(b) The World Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy programme (SSATP), which will co-ordinate the Steering Group for DFID’s African Community Access programme (AFCAP)
(c) A joint programme of transport research support to be based in the Transport Unit within the World Bank’s sustainable development network in Washington; and
(d) Co-operation with the World Bank in the work of the DFID-funded global transport knowledge partnership.