OECD Development Centre Working Papers

ISSN :
1815-1949 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18151949
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The OECD Development Centre links OECD members with developing and emerging economies and fosters debate and discussion to seek creative policy solutions to emerging global issues and development challenges. This series of working papers is intended to disseminate the OECD Development Centre’s research findings rapidly among specialists in the field concerned. These papers are generally available in the original English or French, with a summary in the other language.
 

The Politics of Transport Infrastructure Policies in Colombia You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Sebastián Nieto-Parra1, Mauricio Olivera2, Anamaría Tibocha3
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

  • 2: Fedesarrollo, Colombia

  • 3: Ministry of Employment and Pensions, Colombia

Publication Date
09 Apr 2013
Bibliographic information
No.:
316
Pages
58
DOI
10.1787/5k46n3xqh1hf-en

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This paper analyses the Policy-Making Process (PMP) of transport infrastructure projects in Colombia for the period 2002-10. It aims to identify the main bottlenecks to improve the implementation of public policies in the main phases of the transport infrastructure policy cycle, namely planning, budgeting, execution, and monitoring and evaluation. The main results draw three conclusions. Firstly, there is a need to improve the planning and prioritisation stages of roads construction. Secondly, information problems affect monitoring and evaluation. Finally, the institutional weakness in the transport sector causes co-ordination failures between different transport modes (horizontal level) as well as inadequate separation of responsibilities and management of resources between national and sub-national governments (vertical level). This paper contributes to the research studying the PMP in Latin American economies.
Keywords:
game theory, policy making process, infrastructure, political economy, transport policies
JEL Classification:
  • D78: Microeconomics / Analysis of Collective Decision-Making / Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation
  • H11: Public Economics / Structure and Scope of Government / Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
  • H54: Public Economics / National Government Expenditures and Related Policies / Infrastructures; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock
  • O18: Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
  • P16: Economic Systems / Capitalist Systems / Political Economy