This Consultative Workshop on Transport Sector Performance Indicators is the 4th in a series of annual regional workshops organised by the Secretariat of the International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD) on behalf of the World Bank. Following in the footsteps of workshops in Kenya (2004), Sri Lanka (2005) and South Africa (2006) this Latin American workshop was hosted by the Peruvian National Forum on Rural Transport and Development with support from Provías Descentralizado.
The workshop brought together 29 participants from different governmental institutions, academia and civil society of nine Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Mexico and Peru), colleagues from the IFRTD secretariat (Coordinators from Latin America, East and Southern Africa and London) and from the Urban and Transport Division of the World Bank in Washington. During the field trips local authorities also participated and helped the participants to contextualise some of the (practical) challenges of measuring impact.
Just like similar workshops held in South Africa, Kenya and Sri Lanka, the discussions were held in the spirit of consultation, sharing and learning. As such, no formal country or institutional policy positions were debated or adopted at the workshop. The presentations made at the workshop do not necessarily represent a comprehensive view of a country or institution's position, rather, they are intended to give an indicative overview of the status quo.
Recommendations arising from the Workshop included: