Open Call for Applied Research Proposals in Long Distance Road and Rail and Urban Transport for Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Inclusive Transport

12 March 2020

PIARC is happy to share a call for proposals from the United Kingdom’s Departement for International Development (DFID), an established partner of PIARC on several projects.

About the HVT Programme

PIARC is happy to share a call for proposals from the United Kingdom’s Departement for International Development (DFID). DFID and PIARC have already been partners on several projects. Recent examples include the development of a business plan for the HDM-4 software and Foresight sessions at the 26th World Road Congress.

High Volume Transport (HVT) is an applied research programme which focuses on national and regional transport corridors and cities in low income countries (LICs) in Africa and South Asia. The HVT applied research programme seeks to update technical best practice for transport infrastructure in LICs and actively disseminate it to LIC country authorities so that it is understood and used. Research will identify how to make long distance strategic road and rail transport and urban transport more affordable and efficient, as well as more accessible, safe and green, with particular emphasis on improving transport for women, children, older people and those who are vulnerable or excluded.

The HVT programme covers the following priority research areas: Climate change mitigation and adaptation, Inclusion, gender and road safety, Policy and regulation (including engineering), Technology and innovation (including data and decision support systems). Primary activities include Research, Capacity development and Operational understanding and knowledge management.


About the call for proposals

An Open Call inviting Research Suppliers to submit proposals to provide research services under HVT Programme has launched.

This open call seeks co-created research projects that address climate change (mitigation and adaptation) and inclusive transport (transport for people with disabilities, vulnerable groups, older people and the youth and gender-neutral transport). The focus of the research will be on long distance strategic road and rail transport and on urban transport modes, including walking.


Deadline: 12th March 2020 at 21:00 pm GMT


Further information:

To request a copy of the tender documents, please email hvtprocurement@imcworldwide.com stating the procurement reference number (11271.01) and the name of the organisation requesting the documents.

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