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  • Refinement of PIARC’s International Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Road Infrastructure

    The key IPCC Climate Change projections are set to have significant impacts on the design, construction, maintenance and operation of global road infrastructure. These projections estimate that the earth will become warmer, some regions will become wetter overall and some will become drier, sea levels [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 66
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R30EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-577-5
  • Framework on Measuring Effectiveness and Efficiency of Transport Administrations

    Around the world, Governments and the communities that they serve are seeking to better understand if the services delivered by the public sector are meeting long term strategic objectives and the societal outcomes and needs of citizens. Public service organizations, including the transport sector, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 43
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-551-5
  • Evaluating the Transformation of Transport Administrations

    Road and transport administrations across the world face a range of pressures to change the way they plan, organise and deliver services. These pressures vary in nature, for example from changes in the demographic and customer base, the introduction of disruptive technologies, evolving economic, social [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 116
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-547-8
  • Good Governance and Anti-Corruption and Response Measures Including the Development of a Culture of Transparency and Accountability

    As early as 2003, PIARC Executive Committee considered that fight against corruption was an important topic that deserved to be analyzed by an ad hoc Technical Committee. Since then, this topic has been studied on a regular basis in the different cycles; in particular, a conceptual model (“cycle of [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R15EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-534-8
  • Guide to good practice performance frameworks

    Good performance information is an essential part of good management in any organisation. It assists in ensuring accountability, transparency and aids decision making across the board on a range of activities undertaken by road and transport administrations. Organisations have been collecting information [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 33
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-412-9
  • Evolution of the mission and structure of transport administrations

    In the 2012 - 2015 WRA Cycle, Working Group 1 has focused on investigating the evolution of missions and structures of road administrations in the context of multi-modal planning and delivery. Included within this scope are various methods of planning integration and informal and formal collaboration [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R23EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-415-0
  • Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Measures

    There is increasing emphasis on good governance practice to build and maintain institutional integrity within road and transport administrations. Working Group 3 dealing with "Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Measures" within Technical Committee 1.1 on'Performance of Transport Administrations' of [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-410-5
  • Best practices of good governance - Institutional integrity

    The increasing demands of Civil Society regarding accountability and transparency lead to promote institutional integrity and to act decisively against corruption. This counts the more for the road sector which has proven to be particularly vulnerable to corruption. This report presents: - key definitions [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 117
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-257-1
  • Institutional integrity - Toolkit

    The increasing demands of Civil Society regarding accountability and transparency lead to promote institutional integrity and to act decisively against corruption. This counts the more for the road sector which has proven to be particularly vulnerable to corruption. In this context, Technical Committee [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 20
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-277-6
  • Human resources for the future

    An imbalanced, ageing workforce is a major threat for the continued successful operations of road administrations. This report prepared by the World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee B.1 Good governance of road administrations use case studies to examine: Skill gap identification both [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 138
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R11EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-261-X
  • Improved services for customers

    Needs and expectations of road users evolve. To provide appropriate services, the public sector should be more receptive to their suggestions. To ensure the public value, users must not only be heard but their input should be incorporated into the process and the services provided in the field of transport. [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 29
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R07EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-249-0
  • The concept of institutional capacity building and review of road sector projects

    Institutional capacity building (ICP) is one of the leading challenges in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.Road sector-related ICB refers to investment in people, institutions and practices that will enable these countries to achieve their road sector development objectives.It [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 63
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-231-8
  • A Conceptual Performance Indicator Framework for the Road Sector

    This paper deals with two strategic themes that the PIARC committee C15 on the Performance of Road Administrations was given to examine, namely: to propose an effective performance management framework and to identify internationally comparable measures of performance of the road system and road administrations. [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-171-0
  • Decision-Making Processes in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Policies

    Investment and policy decisions in road transport infrastructure are often significant decisions in the life of governments and communities because of the large amounts of money involved and the impact that the construction and operation of the infrastructure can have on stakeholders, communities and [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 144
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-148-6
  • Development of tools for Performance Measurement

    This report constitutes the synthesis of the work carried out by the C15 PIARC Committee on the theme: "Development of Performance Measuring Tools". It aims at showing the principal performance indicators used in the PIARC countries and the use which can be made of them in order to improve the efficiency [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-054-4
  • Efficient Allocation of Financial and Budgetary Resources

    This report covers the work of PIARC Committee C15 on Performance of Road Administrations (C15) on efficient allocation of financial and budgetary resources. An evaluation of the efficiency of existing systems and economic appraisal methods to allocate financial and budgetary resources and a comparison [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 120
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-123-0
  • Internal Performance Improvement of Road Administrations

    This report sets out a framework for international collaboration in relation to performance improvement of Road Administrations. It develops the background for a dossier of best practice summaries linked to characteristics of country situations so that it will be practicable for the information to be [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-151-6
  • Methods to Obtain Public Participation in Road Project Development

    Informing and consulting the public in the development of major highway projects are important issues for decision-makers and can pose major challenges. This report summarizes some countries' requirements and practices for public participation. It also contains a brief description of several techniques [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 60
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-132-X
  • Procurement of Works, Goods and Services by Road Administrations

    This report sets out a framework for international collaboration on improving procurement of works, goods and services by Road Administrations. It develops the background for a dossier of best practice summaries linked to road network and organizational characteristics so that the information can be [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-143-5
  • Quality systems and improved performance

    The initial discussions of working group of the PIARC Technical Committee on Performance of Road Administrations (C15) on quality systems indicated that they were being used by road administrations to improve management at both the organisational and project level. The working group developed a conceptual [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 52
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-133-8
  • Restructuring of the Road Sector

    The aim of this report is to answer the question 'who is responsible for what' in dealing with road infrastructure and road transport issues concentrating strictly on organizational rather than financial issues even if it is often difficult to separate one from the other. The information contained [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-130-3
  • Role and Positioning of the Road Administration

    A Working Group of PIARC Committee C15 analyzed various aspects of the organization, roles and responsibilities of Road Administrations worldwide, in relation to external factors, such as economic development, social demands, environmental and safety concerns, technological development and political [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-172-9
  • Social Acceptance of Road Infrastructure Projects

    This report, which has been drawn up on the basis of an initial questionnaire distributed to the PIARC C4, aims primarily to provide answers, illustrated by a number of annexed examples, to the following questions: 1) What are the different levels of acceptance or recognition of projects that can [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 192
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-147-8
  • The Framework for Performance Indicators

    In 1995, the OECD Road Transport Research Programmed established an Expert Group to investigate Performance Indicators for the Road Sector. From 1996 to 1999, the work group C6.6/7, taking into account the recommendations established by the OECD Road Transport Research Programmed, dealt with the theme [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 132
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-165-6

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