Colombia: Design of OBA Schemes in Urban Transport
This activity provided the District of Bogotá, Colombia, and the city’s Bus-Rapid Transit (BRT) System (Transmilenio) with support to develop and implement a sound pro-poor subsidy scheme for public transit with:
clear selection criteria for recipients.
subsidy schemes and implementation designs that would minimize transaction costs and include individual incentives;
a transparent monitoring mechanism to (i) monitor the use of the scheme; (ii) monitor and control abuse; and (iii) manage contingent liabilities.
This activity's goal was to produce a set of outputs allowing Bogotá to consider an OBA scheme implementation.
Closed. This was GPOBA's first engagement in the urban transport sector.
Other Latin American countries subsequently requested World Bank support into looking at their subsidy schemes in urban transport and how to better target subsidies for the poor.
The Bogotá report informed GPOBA's global study on how to use OBA in urban transport.