How Digital Integration has Transformed Kenya’s Transport Sector

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Digital technology has revolutionized Kenya’s transportation sector, making it easier and more secure to access essential transport services
  • The Transport Integrated Management System electronic data platform has reduced processing times for some services from months to days
  • The growth of Kenya’s ICT sector has become a significant driver of economic development and job creation in all areas

Time to decarbonize transport for a green, resilient and inclusive recovery

At a time when we face enormous challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is heartening to see the world mobilizing as never before to tackle the looming crisis of global warming. From renewable energy to carbon markets to sustainable agriculture, countries are taking steps to address emissions and enhance resilience.  The international development community is also stepping up. In 2020, the World Bank Group reached its highest ever level of climate financing, at $21.4 billion, and we recently announced our plan to align all-new World Bank operations with the Paris Agreement by July 2023.

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Automated transport could propel development forward. Can we turn the vision into reality?

The transport sector has always unleashed the creativity of engineers, inventors, and uae-dubai metro-laborant-shutterstockproblem solvers of all kinds. But even the greatest innovations don’t always come to life. After the early excitement of the public and investors, the vast majority (70% to 97%) of new ideas do not survive the “trough of disillusionment,” and only a lucky few end up being widely adopted.

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eC2: Natural Hazard Assessment for the Reconstruction of Critical Transport Infrastructure

Deadline: 23-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank provides technical assistance to the Government of Myanmar to support maldives-blog-hart1technical solutions for Chin State by hiring an international consulting firm to prepare a hazard and vulnerability assessment for road rehabilitation to inform planned investments under the Myanmar Floods and Landslides Emergency Recovery Project in Chin State in Myanmar. The overall objective of the assignment is to contribute to the increase of capacities of the relevant ministries and agencies of the Government of Myanmar in the adoption of appropriate natural hazard assessment approaches in designing transport and infrastructure. The activity will (i) help provide technical solutions on geohazards specifically for Kalay Hakha road, based on an assessment of hazards; (ii) draw out lessons along the above process, including data gaps and recommend technical and monitoring solutions for improvement; (iii) and provide capacity building for the Ministry of Construction on this practice. The assignment is expected to be completed within the period of an estimated six months upon mobilization.

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eC2: Feasibility and PPP option study of upgrading the rail line between Karachi and Hyderabad , including constructing a dedicated freight corridor between Karachi and Pipri.

Deadline: 09-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) in-edfreightcorridor3

Existing railway track from Karachi to Hyderabad is an important corridor for freight and passenger movement between Karachi and inland Provinces. The freight exchange has vital significance for the economic development of Pakistan. Existing railway alignment between Karachi to Hyderabad is facing problem of congestion, over stressed track structure and outdated signaling and telecommunication system. Upgrading or constructing a new double line link is therefore required to resolve these issues.

The objectives of the study is to conduct and technical and commercial feasibility study for Karachi-Hyderabad ( passenger and freight line) and Karachi-Pipri (dedicated freight corridor).

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World Bank data infrastructure: shortening the path from data to insights

Data is not valuable in a vacuum. Data is only valuable once information, insight or in data_infrastructure_visualother words knowledge is extracted from it and is used to make decisions, shape policies, and change behaviors.

Data scientists, analysts, and researchers spend a significant amount of time and effort extracting knowledge from data and communicating it. Because extracting knowledge from data can be expensive, it is important to find ways to reduce its cost. A robust and well-designed data infrastructure can contribute to this cost reduction by smoothing the frictions involved with data analytics projects: storing, searching, accessing, understanding, cleaning, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing data. Lowering that cost can go a long way toward increasing data use and knowledge production.

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eC2: Lao PDR and Cambodia: Fostering Green Mobility and Walkable Cities Strategy for Luang Prabang and Siem Reap

Deadline: 17-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)transport-corridors-blog

The World Bank South East Asia Transport Unit has received funds from the Korean Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) to support Siem Reaps and Luang Prabangs government-led efforts to develop green mobility strategies and strengthen their capacity to implement and prioritize green mobility solutions, with a focus on non-motorized transport. This assignment aims to (1) develop a green mobility strategy including an NMT strategy (i.e. walkable city strategy), including a framework for prioritizing investments for NMT and Green Mobility for Siem Reap and Luang Prabang; and (2) support the strengthening of local technical and institutional capacity to implement the proposed strategy.  The overarching objectives of this assignment are to support the cities adoption of a green mobility strategy and promote modal shift towards NMT, which will result in positive economic gains, including health, GHG and pollution, safety and affordability benefits.

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Building the evidence basis for transport interventions

Over the past three years, the international community has made significant progress to rw-boy-bike-a'melody-lee-wbfill in the knowledge gaps in the transport sector. Most recently, with the release of the Global Roadmap of Action toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA) by Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All), the transport sector now has at its disposal a catalogue of more than 180 policy measures that have been used by countries around the world to progress on sustainable mobility. Because this catalogue was developed as a collaborate enterprise involving the most 55 influential international organizations on the field, we feel confident that it represents the best and most-up-to date knowledge on mobility.

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eC2: Strengthening Resilience in Road Transport Infrastructure in Indonesia

Deadline: 18-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The main objective of this activity, financed by the mentioned grant, is guiding the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) towards achieving long-term climate-resilient road and bridge infrastructure in Indonesia. The key actions that will help to achieve this goal are to: (i) review selected road and bridge existing manuals and guidelines on, among others, disaster risk management and slope protection, stabilization, and erosion; (ii) advice and provide technical inputs to enhance such documents; (iii) develop a set of communication materials to raise awareness of good practice; and (iv) provide technical assistance to DGH to increase their capacity.

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