A Decade of Action in Transport: An Evaluation of World Bank Assistance to the Transport Sector, 1995-2005

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World Bank Publications, 2007 M01 1 - 176 pages
The World Bank committed $30.6 billion in transport-related projects during the past decade, making it one of the largest sectors. The evaluation looks into the Bank's experience in the sector, and assesses the institution's interventions, the impact of rapid transport sector expansion, and its readiness to meet the challenges ahead.
 

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