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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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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 shared and followed up by PIARC member countries, as well as other Road Administrations worldwide.

Other studies have identified that, for many Road Administrations, opportunities exist for performance improvement in the areas of: Governance and management structures; Management systems; Human resource management; Financing arrangements. Road Administrations around the world are addressing these issues by various approaches to institutional strengthening.

In many cases the institutional strengthening involves radical reform of the legal basis of the administration but very significant benefits can be achieved through adopting more businesslike operating principles inside existing structures.

In all cases there is an ongoing need to review the internal performance - organizational structure, systems, resources and procedures, to ensure that best practice is being applied as far as possible within the existing constraints.

Information sheet

  • Date: 2003
  • Author(s): Comité technique 15 Performance des Administrations routières / Technical Committee 15 Performance of Road Administrations
  • Domain(s): Governance of Road Authorities / Road Assets Management
  • Type: Bilingual English-French, published in 2003
  • PIARC Ref.: 15.06.BEN
  • ISBN: 2-84060-151-6
  • Number of pages: 80