To promote road transport around the world – that is the subject of the guide the World Bank presented at the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in Marrakech. The paper focuses on five important starting points for reforms.

Road transport is a key sector for economic development – not more and not less. This is particularly true when taking a global perspective. In order to tap this potential, the World Bank and IRU have for the first time developed a roadmap for reforms in road transport. It is addressed at governments as well as stakeholders from politics and the transport industry. The guide provides instructions for data analysis, illuminates important fields of action and outlines what a detailed catalogue of measures could look like. The objective is the implementation of reforms that will provide advantages for logistics, trade, security on roads and the economic development in the long term.