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The Port Reform Toolkit provides policymakers and practitioners with effective decision support in undertaking sustainable and well-considered reforms of public institutions that provide, direct, and regulate port services in developing countries. In particular the purpose of the Toolkit is to provide public officials with support in:

  • Understanding the needs, challenges, and risks for sector reform and institutional redesign that are emerging from the changing business environment surrounding port operations.
  • Choosing among options for private sector participation and analyzing their implications for redefining interdependent operational, regulatory, and legal relationships between public and private parties.
  • Preparing legislation, contracts, and institutional charters to govern private sector participation.
  • Managing the transition to increased private sector involvement.

The Toolkit can be accessed online, as a CD-ROM version (via the World Bank's Infoshop) or modules can be printed as PDF files.

In all formats, the Toolkit consists of eight modules:

Module 1: Framework for Port Reform
Module 2: The Evolution of Ports in a Competitive World
Module 3: Alternative Port Management Structures and Ownership Models
Module 4: Legal Tools for Port Reform
Module 5: Financial Implications of Port Reform
Module 6: Port Regulation: Overseeing the Economic Public Interest in Ports
Module 7: Labor Reform and Related Social Issues
Module 8: Implementing Port Reform


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