Greening Growth in Pakistan through Transport Sector Reforms

Greening Growth in Pakistan through Transport Sector Reforms

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This book identifies reforms that can help manage environmental priority problems associated with transporta€™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 Pakistana€™s 2011 Framework for Economic Growth and its strategic objectives. Appendixes Aa€“D present additional background information, describe the economic and institutional analyses undergirding this report, and detail the reporta€™s methodology. This analytical work by a team of World Bank specialists focuses on: a€c analyzing the policy and institutional adjustments required to address environmental, social, and poverty aspects of increased transportation efficiency in Pakistan; a€c 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; a€c developing a broad participatory process to give a voice to stakeholders who could be affected by enhancements of freight transport productivity; and a€c making robust recommendations to strengthen governance and the institutional capacity of agencies to manage the environmental, social, and poverty consequences of freight transportation infrastructure.Involuntary resettlement could become a priority issue in the construction of new roads or railways for transportation.j Resettlement action plans are made and implemented for projects ... However, lack of a unified national policy means that implementing agencies follow a range of different guidelines when devising resettlement plans for different donor-funded projects, ... Analytical work by the World Bank provides solid evidence that particulate matter, especially fine and ultrafineanbsp;...

Title:Greening Growth in Pakistan through Transport Sector Reforms
Author:Ernesto Sánchez-Triana, Javaid Afzal, Dan Biller, Sohail Malik
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 2013-07-18


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