OP Agarwal - Banco Mundial - Programa de Líderes del Transporte Urbano del Banco Mundial


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OP Agarwal - Banco Mundial - Programa de Líderes del Transporte Urbano del Banco Mundial

  1. 1. O.P. AgarwalWorld BankPresented at the SIBRT conference,Belo Horizonte - 6th June, 2013Leaders in Urban TransportPlanning: A CapacityBuilding Initiative
  2. 2. Presentation Outline• The Problem• Objective• Program Design• Current status• Moving ahead• Short film2
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  4. 4. • Urban population of developing countriesprojected to double in the next 25 years• Emerging land use patterns that encouragemotorization• Increasing income – increasing motorization• Dominance of the motor cycle in mostdeveloping countries• Construction focused efforts dominate -Inadequate attention to holistic planningWhat makes it difficult4
  5. 5. Growth of Vehicles to Population (1981-2001) – Major Indian Cities0246810121416Population Vehicles Veh/Popln5
  6. 6. UrbanTransportLanduseEconomicsPoliticsBehaviorSociologyLivelihoodsGenderDisabilityEngineeringFinanceEnvironmentAffordabilityTechnologyHealthComplexity of Urban TransportNeeds a comprehensive approach
  7. 7. Capacity GapFinancialAnalystsPublicPolicyspecialistsEconomistsTransportPlannersUrbanPlannersEnvironmentalEngineersSocialScientistsLeaders
  8. 8. Objective• Create a pool of leaders/change agents tolook at Urban Mobility in a holistic andcomprehensive manner• Create capacity in local training institutes• Create high quality toolkits (“how to”guides) and reference material for thepractice• Create a platform for South-Southinformation exchange8
  9. 9. Target group• Key national, provincial and city leveldecision makers• Potential faculty for local programs• Bank staff and staff of partner agenciesworking on urban transport• Staff of civil society organizations workingon urban transport• Staff of local consultants (at their cost)9
  10. 10. Target group has special needs• They switch off with toomuch lecturing• “You don’t know oursituation”• Prefer learning by doingand seeing• Prefer learning at aslower pace – notinformation overload• Yet, they can not be outfor too longTherefore traditionalmethods need revision• Self learning material to besent in advance• Face to face event to focus onaction learning– Case studies– Peer discussions– Group work/Games• Learning by doing– Locally relevant project work– Mentoring support and highquality reference material• Exposure to “Best Practices”10
  11. 11. Proposed 4 phase structureI. Self learningII. One week face to facelearning programIII. Work on a locally relevantproject at duty locationIV. Exposure visit s/ InternshipAssignments+EvaluationFocus oncomprehensiveplanning
  12. 12. LocalContextGlobalExpertiseInternationalBestPractices
  13. 13. Self - Study material• Is made available in advance• 24 modules – grouped into 7 thematic clusters• Easy to read and non-technical language –decision makers do not necessarily come from atechnical background• 1 hour a day over 24 days• Also being put together in an eLearning format13
  14. 14. Face to face component• One week duration• Deepen understanding of issues through actionlearning– Case studies– Problem solving and group exercises– Role play / other games– Site visits• Minimal lectures14
  15. 15. Locally Relevant Project work• Project to be finalized during face to faceevent• Should meet a specific city need• Mentoring arrangement• Should result in several professionallyprepared projects for the city15
  16. 16. Exposure visits• International exposure visits to placesexemplifying best practices• Towards the latter part of project workphase16
  17. 17. Implementation arrangements• A core team of World Bank staff is leading theeffort• Range of partner institutes are deliveringindividual offerings – LTA Academy, CEPTUniversity, AFD, KOTI, Embarq• Bank’s focus is to structure the program andget it started – slowly limit its role to supportquality assurance, faculty development andnew learning material development17
  18. 18. Role of partners• Arrange all local logistics• Market the program, along with the World Bankteam• Support the World Bank with contextualizingdesign to local needs• Partnering in providing faculty resources• Incur expenses in organizing the offering andcollect fees to meet expenses
  19. 19. Financing• Upfront material development financed bythe World Bank• Individual offerings paid for throughparticipant fees• Fees come from a variety of sources19
  20. 20. Offerings completed and upcomingLocation Date # Participants # countries LanguageLagos June 2011 65 10 EnglishSingapore Jan 2012 66 13 EnglishMarseille June 2012 30 9 FrenchFuzhou June 2012 35 1 ChineseAhmedabad July 2012 35 1 EnglishBeijing Sept 2012 30 1 ChineseSeoul Oct 2012 25 7 EnglishBuenos Aires Nov 2012 16 5 SpanishSingapore Jan 2013 30 7 EnglishMexico May 2013 70 4 SpanishMarseille June 2013 30 FrenchAhmedabad Aug 2013 EnglishSeoul Oct 2013 EnglishSingapore Jan 2014 EnglishAn alumni of over 430 participants so far
  21. 21. Some snapshots
  22. 22. Moving ahead• Will continue to offer additional programs• Looking to develop more national level programson India model• Looking for new partners