Greening Growth in Pakistan through Transport Sector Reforms: A Strategic Environmental, Poverty, and Social Assessment

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World Bank Publications, Jul 18, 2013 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
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This book identifies reforms that can help manage environmental priority problems associated with transport s impacts on air quality, noise pollution, road safety, hazardous-materials transport, climate change, and urban sprawl. The policy options are contextualized in light of the Government of Pakistan s 2011 Framework for Economic Growth and its strategic objectives. Appendixes A D present additional background information, describe the economic and institutional analyses undergirding this report, and detail the report s methodology. This analytical work by a team of World Bank specialists focuses on: analyzing the policy and institutional adjustments required to address environmental, social, and poverty aspects of increased transportation efficiency in Pakistan; identifying policy options for the Government of Pakistan to better serve the population, to enhance social cohesion, and to foster equitable benefit sharing with low-income or other vulnerable groups; developing a broad participatory process to give a voice to stakeholders who could be affected by enhancements of freight transport productivity; and making robust recommendations to strengthen governance and the institutional capacity of agencies to manage the environmental, social, and poverty consequences of freight transportation infrastructure.

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