The Role of Multilateral Coordination in Transport Policy: The Case of the Maghreb Countries

Aparicio Mourelo, Angel (2013). The Role of Multilateral Coordination in Transport Policy: The Case of the Maghreb Countries. In: "13th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR)", 15/07/2013 - 18/07/2013, Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). pp. 1-19.

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Title: The Role of Multilateral Coordination in Transport Policy: The Case of the Maghreb Countries
Author/s:
  • Aparicio Mourelo, Angel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 13th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR)
Event Dates: 15/07/2013 - 18/07/2013
Event Location: Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), July 15-18, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: July 2013
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

El WCTR es un congreso de reconocido prestigio internacional en el ámbito de la investigación del transporte y aunque las actas publicadas están en formato digital y sin ISSN ni ISBN, lo consideramos lo suficientemente importante como para que se considere en los indicadores. This paper aims at describing how multilateral cooperation policies are influencing national transport policies in developing countries. It considers the evolution of national transport policies and institutional frameworks in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia in the last 10 years, and analyses the influence that EU cooperation programmes (particularly those within the Euromed programme initiative) and international coordination activities have played in the evolution towards efficient, sustainable transport systems in those countries. Notwithstanding the significant socioeconomic, political and institutional differences among the three countries, three major traits are common to the transport policy framework in all cases: a focus on megaprojects; substitution of traditional ministerial services by ad hoc public agencies to develop those megaprojects, and progressive involvement of international private players for the operation (and eventually the design and construction) of new projects, focusing on know-how transfer rather than investment needs. The hypotheses is that these similarities are largely due to the influence of the international cooperation promoted by the European Union since the mid- 1990s. The new decision making situation is characterized by the involvement of two new relevant stakeholders, the EU and a limited number of global transport operators. The hierarchical governance model evolves towards more complex structures, which explain the three common traits mentioned above. International coordination has been crucial for developing national transport visions, which are coherent with a regional, transnational system.

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Item ID: 30034
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30034/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30034
Official URL: http://www2.wctr2013rio.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 18 Jun 2014 12:02
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:47
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