Analyzing the use of OBA in Urban Transport

Dissemination|Activity Status: Closed
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  • Approval Date
    July 31, 2014
    Closing Date
    June 30, 2016
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The objective of this study is to analyze how the OBA approach can be applied to address the access challenges of low-income people in developing countries to urban transport services. Specifically, the objectives are to define the use of OBA in urban transport, to identify what conditions are needed to implement OBA, to propose TA for specific cities towards an OBA scheme, and to inform the design and implementation of a currently implemented subsidy targeted scheme in Mexico that may have insights for OBA.

The deliverables are the viability assessment of OBA schemes in urban transport and a pro-poor fare and subsidy scheme, based on cases of Bhutan, Senegal, Ethiopia and Mexico. Learning series OBA Approaches and Lessons Learned were completed and are under dissemination.