Financial and Institutional Reform of Road Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Technical Cooperation Program of the 
Federal Republic of Germany

International Road Federation (IRF)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

Organization of American States (OAS)

Program Description Contents What's New

From June 1994 to November 2003  the International Road Federation (IRF)  cooperated with  the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) as well as the United Nations Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in the execution of a program entitled "Financial and Institutional Reform of Road Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean". The program was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

The most important elements of the program were:

      Creation of autonomous and user      controlled road conservation funds financed by road user charges, and 
      introduction of performance-based road asset management and maintenance contracts, whereby payments are based on pre-established performance criteria of roads rather than on work executed. 

From September 2002 to August 2003 cooperation extended to the Organization of American States (OAS) to include the reduction of the vulnerability of road infrastructure to natural hazards.



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Dr. Gunter Zietlow



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Financing and Management of Roads in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Hopeless Case?, Dr. Gunter Zietlow, 23 May 2007.

Cutting Costs and Improving Quality through Performance-Based Road Management and Maintenance Contracts - The Latin American and OECD Experiences , Dr. Gunter Zietlow, University of Birmingham (UK), Senior Road Executives Programme, Restructuring Road Management, Birmingham, 29 April - 5 May 2007.

The Road Safety Cent - Management and Financing of Road Safety in Low Income Countries, Dr. Gunter Zietlow, GTZ, Eschborn 2006.

Output-based aid in Chad, Tim Hartwig, Yogita Mumssen, and Andreas Schliessler, OBApproaches, World Bank, April 2005.

Training Courses for Performance-Based Management and Maintenance of Roads, World Bank, 2005.

Road Maintenance Funds, Transportation and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No 75, UN-ESCAP, New York, 2005.

Implementing Performance-based Road Management and Maintenance Contracts in Developing Countries - An Instrument of German Technical Cooperation, Dr. Gunter Zietlow, GTZ, November 2004.

Gunter Zietlow receives IRF Man of the Year 2003  Award.