The Mozambican Roads Administration (ANE) has embarked on a project to establish a Road Research Centre (RRC) in Mozambique aiming to provide the basis for improving the long-term capacity to undertake relevant, high quality research relating to the road sector of Mozambique. This project forms part of the Africa Community Access Programme (AFCAP), which is a research programme supported by the Department of International Development (DFID) of the Government of the United Kingdom and managed by Crown Agents Ltd on behalf of DFID. CSIR, in association with LNEC has been commissioned by Crown Agents to provide Technical Assistance for phase 2 A of the project, which aims to address institutional issues relating to the RRC, draft a strategic research plan and develop a 5-year business plan for the RRC. One of the actions included in the work program, the review of previous research studies, served as a starting point for the prioritization of proposed research areas for the RRC. A questionnaire was developed and distributed among RRC stakeholders, aimed at collecting opinions on future research needs. This report presents an overview of previous road research projects developed in Mozambique and addresses future research needs perceived by the main stakeholders of the future RRC.
de Lurdes Antunes, M.; Fortunato, E.; Macedo, A.L. Establishment of a Road Research Centre in Mozambique: Review of existing road research and identification of research needs. (2014) 73 pp.