Decision Makers’ Guide to Road Tolling in CAREC Countries

Publication | June 2018

This publication highlights challenges in implementing toll road projects relevant to the circumstances of CAREC countries and is intended as a practical resource for policy makers.

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Transport is the largest sector of cooperation under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program. Focusing on the roads subsector, approximately 10,000 kilometers (km) of expressways or national highways were built or improved. With the creation of these road assets, it becomes more pertinent for CAREC countries to improve operational and institutional effectiveness of the road transport network. 

Since the adoption of the Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 (TTFS 2020) in 2014, the Transport Sector Coordinating Committee of the CAREC program has worked to consolidate knowledge and experiences from CAREC member countries themselves, as well as from across the world.

This publication, together with its two sister publications (Compendium of Best Practices in Road Asset Management and Guide to Performance-Based Road Maintenance Contracts), is meant to be a practical resource for policy makers to improve the underlying conditions required for good road maintenance.


  • Introduction to This Guide
  • Tolls in the Broader Perspective of Roads Funding
  • Tolls in the Context of Private Sector Participation in Roads Funding and Operations
  • Setting a Toll Roads Policy
  • Setting Up an Enabling Legislative Framework
  • Putting in Place the Appropriate Governance and Skills
  • Assessing and Preparing Toll Roads Projects
  • Looking for the Right Partners
  • Procuring for the Best Outcome
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Project Implementation and Delivery
  • Designing and Managing Toll Roads

Additional Details

  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Transport
  • Bridges
  • Land transport
  • Roads and Highways
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • 76 pages
  • 8.5 x 11
  • 978-92-9261-124-8 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-125-5 (electronic)

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