Accessibility and Infrastructure in Border Cities

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Abstract

This report, part of the “Cities” collection, analyses road accessibility, transport corridors and checkpoints set up in border towns in West Africa. An innovative model shows that the population base of border towns could be 14% greater if there were no delays at border crossings. The existence of roadside checks decreases the size of this population base from 12 to 50%. A study of 59 jointly planned or operated border posts in sub-Saharan Africa shows that trade facilitation runs up against the special interests of public servants and private-sector actors making a living from regional integration frictions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherOECD
Number of pages68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesWest African Papers
Volume23
ISSN2414-2026

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Keywords

  • West Africa
  • Cities
  • Accessibility

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OECD/SWAC (2019). Accessibility and Infrastructure in Border Cities. Paris: OECD. West African Papers, Vol.. 23 https://doi.org/10.1787/04fbebef-en
OECD/SWAC. / Accessibility and Infrastructure in Border Cities. Paris : OECD, 2019. (West African Papers, Vol. 23).
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