The objective of this Paper is dissemination of best practice and knowledge sharing on how a Government road agency can prepare for phasing out Force Account procedures in the public sector and creating an enabling environment for contracting out road maintenance. In the past many countries have gone through the process in a rapid and perhaps unsystematic manner. A more measured approach is recommended here with a focus on situation analysis, identification of options, developing transformation strategy, addressing social issues, management options, and monitoring efficiency and effectiveness. This would enable road ministries or agencies considering introducing or increasing private sector participation to avoid the pitfalls of the past, and ensure prerequisites are adequately addressed.
A summary of this report is published as TRN-31.
World Bank, Washington D.C., USA. Transport Paper No. TP-11, 41 pp.