Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Transport in Development (Developing Countries)

Course Date: 15th to 18th April 2019 

Course Fee: £600

How can roads contribute to maintaining peace and stability?

How does an inland port contribute to a country’s national development plan?

How can we deliver equalitable urban mobility whilst responding to Climate Change? 

How can we develop public private partnerships to overcome the transport infrastructure deficit in developing countries?

How does transport contribute to meeting a country’s goal to reduce maternal mortality?

Transport policies, services and infrastructure are crucial to the development of the global South. This course will consider the economic, social, financial, institutional and demographic characteristics of developing countries and their significance in providing the context for the development of transport sector policies in the global South. It will particularly focus on the interaction between the development policies of developing countries and the global development community, on such things as economic development, health, climate change and the role of private sector investment and transport policy.

The course will also cover a range of current and relevant topics including: 

  • Road infrastructure investment
  • Social and economic impacts of rural road investments
  • Transport infrastructure finance including the involvement of the private sector and development partners
  • The roles of informal public transport and mass-transit within equitable urban mobility
  • Rail, ports and aviation development as part of Regional Integration.
  • Transport policy and the Sustainable Development Goals 

The course delivery will include contributions from several ITS staff members and external international experts, all of whom will bring their personal experience of developing transport policy and practice in developing countries. For further information on the course content and its relevance to your interests, please email Frances Hodgson: F.C.Hodgson(at)

Further information & how to book

The course will be held in ITS training facilities at the University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, and is open to ITS Masters students and external delegates. The fee includes learning materials, lunch and refreshments during the course, but not overnight accommodation. The course is also available as bespoke or in-company training. Course bookings and other enquiries can be made via:


Short Courses Co-ordinator:
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9904
Email: cpd(at)

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