International Transport Forum Policy Papers

The ITF Transport Policy Papers provide evidence-based policy insights and recommendations. The series assembles reports from case-specific policy analyses carried out by the ITF on request of member countries, thematic reviews carried out in agreement with local institutions, studies completed in the context of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board, and other work focused on supporting policy decisions. The papers in this series will be of interest to policy makers, industry, researchers and transport experts.


Local Governments and Ports

This report compares the different ways in which local governments are involved in running ports and offers recommendations for more effective port governance. Around a third of the world’s largest ports are controlled by local governments. How do they perform this role, and with what results? Specifically, what are the impacts of local governments’ port policies on local job creation and greening ports?

This report is part of the International Transport Forum’s Case-Specific Policy Analysis series. These are topical studies on specific issues carried out by the ITF in agreement with local institutions.


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