Few services impact quality of life more tangibly than transportation. The process of getting to work, school, the grocery store, or a loved one’s home can literally define a person’s day—for better or for worse. Today, governments face increasing pressure to resolve structural weaknesses in their transportation systems that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Sector Framework: The IDB Transportation Roadmap
Written by Paula Castillo Martinez, Gonzalo Arauz and Alana Fook Passenger and cargo transport services based on digital platforms are transforming the transport sector and the financial inclusion landscape for drivers. This is particularly relevant in Latin America and the Caribbean, where nearly one third of people aged 15 or older do not have a bank account at a … [Read more...] about 5-star driver = First time loan: The financial inclusion potential of transport platforms
Written by Lynn Scholl, Alana Fook, Juan David Barahona and Seonhwa Lee Mobility and accessibility are essential elements for a dignified life and the full development of people and societies. Efficient, safe, affordable, and accessible transportation systems not only promote economic productivity and create jobs but can increase access to employment, recreational, and … [Read more...] about How can transport reduce poverty and promote socially inclusive development?
Source: https://www.usds.gov In 2013, healthcare.gov crashed during a major policy change in the US. The website was originally designed for Americans to buy health insurance online with government subsidies, but glitches in the system left millions of citizens frustrated. The federal government called on executives and engineers from Silicon Valley to rescue the platform. … [Read more...] about The Quest for Digital Government and the Implications for the Infrastructure & Transportation Sectors
Road safety is a critical development challenge and a top priority for governments across the developing world. Policymakers are implementing public policies for reducing the number of road crashes by 50 per cent by 2030, as committed in the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) of Good Health and Well-Being. To achieve that target, we need to get the whole picture and understand … [Read more...] about Is there a link between gender biases and road safety outcomes?