Designing and implementing sustainable transport infrastructure and services in developing nations

Language: English
Place: Global
Duration: 2 - 3 days
Partner: SLoCaT
Principles: 5. Implementing Transit improvements
Net Time Effort: under 20 hours

Final Training Objectives

• Fill a gap in the availability of current courses on sustainable transport that focus on technical aspects such as sustainable transport planning, BRT planning and transport evaluation, and shows how these technical aspects fit into the project cycle

• The course by its nature supports improved development of sustainable transport projects and more efficient implementation

Target Group

New and medium-level transport and urban development professionals in government or development agencies

• SLoCaT will approach members that have a direct interest in sound project design (i.e. MDBs and bilateral development agencies to nominate participants)

• Likely to have a regional focus in the training with first preference Asia, second Africa and third Latin America and Carribean"


• Use a real Bus Rapid Transit project currently under design by a Multi lateral Development Bank (MDB) as the case study showing how the ‘project cycle’ applies in theory and what happens in practice – to be selected to be appropriate to each region where the training is to be held.

• Advance reading includes a short overview of the project and the enabling environment. Background documents that need some familiarity are the MDB Project Appraisal Document, the Project Concept Note and Integrated Safeguards Sheet.

• PowerPoint presentations (with references list & key web links) will be provided.

• Method of instruction – up to 10 sessions, 10-15 slides per presentation, lots of discussion/ several interludes where students are asked to worked together as a group.

• Limited hard copies of each of the key documents to be shared by participants"


Provide transport professionals who may be new to project development in an international environment with insights and knowledge based on real project experience in the preparation and implementation of sustainable transport infrastructure and services

Training Modules

• The ‘project cycle’ adopted by development agencies and how it relates to national development plans

• The importance of the key activities of concept development, project preparation and results measurement

• The scope of demand assessment, business case, safeguards management, other issues

• How to draft a skills description needed to prepare the project

• How to map and understand institutional responsibilities

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