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Transport prices and costs in Africa: a review of the main international corridors

Author: Teravaninthorn, Supee ; Raballand, Gaël Series: Directions in development: infrastructure Publisher: World Bank Publications 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 145 p. : Graphs/Ill./Maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780821376508Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Print HC2000 .T7 T47 2009
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Includes index


Transport Prices and Costs in Africa A Review of the Main International Corridors Contents Foreword Acknowledgments Abbreviations Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview Past Research on Transport Prices and Costs Scope and Methodology of This Study Analysis of the Transport Environment Policy Recommendations Notes Trucking in Africa Compared with Other Regions Glob al Comparisons Regional Perspectives Market Regulation, Competition, and Prices in the Trucking Industry Notes Chapter 3 Key Logistics and Market Characteristics of the Transport Corridors West Africa xi xiii xv 1 1 2 4 7 12 13 14 18 20 26 Chapter 2 29 31 Central Africa The Northern Corridor in East Africa The North-South Corridor in Southern Africa Notes Chapter 4 Main Determinants of Transport Prices and Trucking Profitability Heterogeneity of Transport Prices in Africa The Importance of Rail Competition for Road Freight Prices Profitability Determinants Notes The Impact of Cartels on Transport Prices and Quality Impact of Freight-Sharing Schemes Truck Age and Utilization Cartels Fleet Size Notes Transport Costs Determinants Typology of Trucking Companies in Africa Operating Costs in the Subregions The Importance of Variable Costs Breakdown of Fixed Costs Public Procedures and the Opportunity Cost of Delays Notes The Impact of Road Conditions on Transport Costs Road Conditions in the Study Corridors How Road Conditions Affect Operating Costs Notes The Trucking Market in Africa: Perceptions and Reality 32 32 33 35 37 37 38 39 44 Chapter 5 47 49 55 58 59 60 63 64 64 69 72 75 77 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 79 79 79 83 Chapter 8 85 Chapter 9 Assessment of Policy Options Policies for West and Central Africa Policies for East Africa Policies for Southern Africa Notes Implications for Economic and Fiscal Analysis and for Data Collection Finance Regular Studies of Transport Prices and Costs Determinants Improve the Economic Analysis of Road Projects Assess the Impact of Fiscal Policies on Transport Services Note 89 90 93 94 96 97 97 98 100 101 103 103 105 106 107 109 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Conclusions, Recommendations, and the Role of International Development Agencies Key Findings and Conclusions Recommendations The Role of Development Partners African Landlocked Countries Map 1 References Annex 1 Bank Support for Africa Transport Corridors Note Data Methodology and Reliability 1. Data Selection 2. Variable Description 3. Regression Analysis Notes Sample Survey Design and Data Quality Control An Example with Cameroon Sample Size Freight Allocation through Freight Bureaus: The Cases of Central and West Africa Notes Zambia's Road Freight Industry and Business Practices in Southern Africa Notes 113 114 115 115 115 122 123 125 125 129 131 133 135 137 139 Annex 2 Annex 3 Annex 4 Annex 5 Index

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