A New Approach to Setting the Future Transport Agenda

Publication | June 1998

This paper focuses on the the institutional and policy aspects of the Philippine Transport Strategy Study approach, its methodology, and the resulting broad conclusions.

The 1990s pose radical new challenges for the governance of Asia's developing countries and the transport policies they pursue. The Philippines Transport Strategy Study (PTSS) is an innovative approach to addressing this new complex of issues in a rigorous and practical way. The result provides the foundation for dialogue between the Bank and other public and private sector interests and the Government of the Philippines; and assists the Government in the transition to 'The New World' that faces all Asia's major developing countries.

The focus of this paper is on the institutional and policy aspects of the approach, the methodology, and the broad conclusions that result rather than on details and projects. PTSS was commissioned to develop the Transport Agenda for the next 6-year Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (1999-2004), and to identify the role of the private sector in implementing the Agenda. It included the main transport modes: roads, rail, maritime, aviation, and intermodal linkages. The study was carried out within the National Economic and Development Authority, and reported to the government Inter-Agency Technical Committee for Transport Planning.


  • Foreword
  • Setting the Context
  • The Study Approach
  • Funding the Sector
  • Attracting the Private Sector
  • Improving the Government Process
  • Transport Strategy
  • Projects and Priorities: The Study Approach
  • Investment Program
  • Conclusions
  • References

Additional Details

  • Transport
  • Philippines

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