Just why it costs so much in West Africa to move goods and people remains something of a mystery. Trade Hub reports and other experts’ studies suggest that costs are high because there is not enough competition in the trucking sector. Road harassment – corruption and delays along important transport corridors – is also a factor.
The Borderless Alliance Secretariat announces a call for proposals to host the 2013 annual Borderless Conference. Borderless Conference 2013 will be the second transport and trade annual conference in West Africa, and will bring together more than 300 stakeholders from around the world to...
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The USAID Trade Hub-UEMOA-USAID ATP project 15th report on road harassment along primary trade corridors presents results of surveys on the numbers of checkpoints and delays and bribes drivers experienced from January to March 2011. The initiative began in 2006 in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali...
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The 13th report of the improved road transport governance initiative, launched in 2006 by the USAID Trade Hub and UEMOA, shows improvement across the region as the Borderless campaign to remove trade barriers continues. Download a print-quality version of the map in pdf format...
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Authorities in Senegal announced hotline numbers that drivers can call when they are being harassed at checkpoints operated by various services along roads and highways. For complaints about police, drivers should call 33 842 28 74 or 33 842 28 74 17. For complaints about customs, drivers should...
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The transport sector in West Africa plays an essential role in the economic development of the sub region and generates approximately six percent of its gross domestic product. Reducing transport costs, which are among the highest in the world, will make West African exporters more competitive in world markets. The Trade Hub’s initiatives seek to reduce corruption and delays along primary trade corridors and identify other cost drivers in order to eliminate inefficiency and increase infrastructure investment.
|West Africa Road Governance Reports|
|22nd USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2012)|
|21st USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2012)|
|20th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2012)|
|19th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2012)|
|18th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2011)|
|17th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2011)|
|16th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2011)|
|15th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2011)|
|14th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2010)|
|13th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2010)|
|12th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2010)|
|11th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2010)|
|10th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2009)|
|9th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2009)|
|8th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2009)|
|7th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2009)|
|6th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2008)|
|5th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2008)|
|4th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st half 2008)|
|3rd USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2007)|
|2nd USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd- 3rd quarter 2007)|
|1st USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2007)|
|Joint Regional Reports on Road Governance|
|2nd Trade Hub / ATP / ALCO Joint Regional Report on Road Governance (Sep. 2010)|
|1st Trade Hub / ATP / ALCO Joint Regional Report on Road Governance (Mar. 2010)|
|Trucking to West Africa’s Landlocked Countries (Sep. 2010) - Market Structure and Conduct|
|Implementation of Axle Weight Rules in UEMOA Member States (Jul. 2010) - Lessons learned from Transit Traffic in Ghana|
|Transport & Logistics Costs on the Tema-Ouagadougou Corridor (Apr. 2010)|
|Transport & Logistics Costs on the Lomé-Ouagadougou Corridor (Jan. 2012)|
|The Truck Driver’s Guide to Ghana (Aug. 2010)|
|Required Interstate Documents for Ghanaian Truck Drivers|