Workshop or Online Training for National Urban Transport Policies and Finance

Language: English
Place: online
Duration: 2 days
Partner: ITDP
Principles: Finance
Net Time Effort: under 20 hours

Final Training Objectives

• Apply metrics to understand the amount of rapid transit that their countries and cities should have and the investment needed to achieve it

• Understand how their performance compares to peers

• Differentiate between funding and financing practices of different levels of government and private sector

• Understand different strategies to fund and finance infrastructure (e.g. formula vs. competitive, grants vs. loans)

• Understand different case studies and best practices in national urban transport policies and financing strategies

• Identify methods, policies and financial practices to improve urban infrastructure.

• Set goals and develop strategies to achieve them.

Target Group

The course is designed for government policy-makers and practitioners as well as private sector stakeholders and civil society groups - all of whom have an interest in more effective policy and finance.


Each session is 2 hours and the course can be done in 2 full days or 4 half days. Each module includes international examples and an in-country focus and comparison. Each module will have individual and/or group activities. The course will also draw from design thinking and iterative processes used when working in unknown circumstances.


To support national governments to effectively structure policies and infrastructure finance practices for cost-effectiveness, risk, investment levels, and project quality.

Training Modules

Theoretical lessons of 2 hours each:

• Global comparative transport infrastructure growth/investment and investment sources

• Metrics for analysis, investment, monitoring, and evaluation

• Debt finance sources & strategies

• Comparative national urban transport policies & strategies

• Facets of institutional capacity & right-sizing transportation authorities

• National Laws for (effective) mobility plans

• Final workshop: Identifying gaps in policy, capacity, and investment in-country and discussing best approaches for improving it.

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