2012 - 2016 Department for International Development (DFID)Nigeria relies heavily on road transport with over 90% of surface transport of goods by road. With little strategic direction, poorly defined plans, and unstable and unsustainable budgets, the level of service for the road network is inadequate with downstream impacts on economic and social welfare. Improved infrastructure is a key element of poverty reduction and sustainable development.
Our approachNIAF’s approach incorporated the following main strands:
- Engage Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) clients at the federal, state and rural level in carrying out projects in the roads sector;
- Review and assessment of the reforms set out in the draft Road Reform Bill;
- Integration and consolidation of the entire road network data set in one central database or in several databases that share information;
- Promote better planning and management of the over 1,500 bridges on the Federal road network;
- Support the implementation of improved, straightforward approaches to maintenance of LGA roads.