The key mandates of the Transport Policy and Planning program are; (i) to achieve and implement uniform transit transport policies and regulations by the member States; (ii) to enhance policy harmonization between CCTTFA and other regional organizations having similar mandates; (iii) to maintain a transport data-base to aid planning, policy formation, as well as monitoring and evaluation; and (iv) to integrate relevant cross-cutting issues in member States’ policies.

The above objectives contribute immensely to the realization of the following five Strategic Objectives under the CCTTFA 2014-2019 Strategic Plan:
Strategy 1 – CCTTFA Institutional Capacity
Strategy 2 – Corridor Physical Capacity Development
Strategy 3 – Stakeholder Capacity Building and Facilitation
Strategy 4 – Communication and Advocacy
Strategy 5 – Corridor Performance

The core responsibilities and duties of the Transport policy and planning program are aimed at;

  • Lead to maintain a stakeholder profile database
  • Support the setup of a comprehensive database of on-going and planned projects
  • Support the preparation of project summary sheets and due diligence on proposed projects to the Board
  • Lead to setup a comprehensive database of demand side development projects
  • Lead the preparation of research, position and policy drafts to guide decision makers
  • Lead to conduct Multi-Criteria Analysis of CCTTFA Programs and Activities
  • Assess the macro-economic trends of the Central Corridor Member States in and their impact on the transport infrastructure in terms of rail and road capacity needed and advises member states on suitable strategies for enhancing their regional competitiveness in service provisions.
  • Research and study the traffic systems within the Central Corridor, Identify and study the non-physical obstacles and bottlenecks within the transport system and recommend their mitigation measure
  • Undertake project identification, formulation, preparation of proposals for macro- economic programmes/projects evaluation and follow up tasks
  • Continuously study the comparative costs of transit transport along the different corridors and examines the efficiency of the transit transport system in order to reduce the transport costs to a minimum.
  • Harmonization and Streamlining of policies and legal framework for transport and trade facilitation
  • Enhanced knowledge management and Capacity Building for the Central Corridor Stakeholders in trade, transport and logistics industry
  • Regularly carry out
  • Participate in Corridor Performance Monitoring and Evaluation on progress for corridor related projects developed under other agencies and suggest interventions that would support its success
  • Participate in policy advocacy and promotion for reforms
  • Support the definition of the role of Secretariat staff in producing content
  • Participate in creation of responsiveness of performance indicators Service charter
  • Support to maintain continuous dialog with private sector (business, industry, and investors)