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What is safe, clean and affordable transport?

Anna Barbone's picture

The Bank Group’s transport business strategy articulates how transport and development goals come together.

SafetySafe acknowledges the prominence of health outcomes within the Millennium Development Goals; it implies safety for transport users, for transport workers, and for the wider community.

Clean reflects the contribution that transport can make to the environmental aims of the Millennium Development Goals, and the need to address its impact on climate change.

Affordable acknowledges that physical supply of infrastructure is not enough. Efficient freight infrastructure, translated through well-functioning markets into affordable transport and logistics services, is critical for trade. Similarly, efficient and affordable transport underpins personal accessibility and mobility in both urban and rural areas.

Finally, transport for development asserts that, while transport can have many purposes, the Bank Group’s focus must be on its contribution to economic development.