Managing a road network is obviously a complex matter: There are many players and much money is involved, advanced technical skills are needed, there are laws to be enforced and damaging practices that need to be stopped.
Strengthening partner capacities to better supervise, maintain and manage the transportation network is consequently an indispensable component of the programmes to ensure that the works built can last. This component is made concrete through technical and logistical support to the Provincial Road Commissions. These instances supervise the road network and the funding of the sector. They bring together the provincial authorities, the technical and economic operators, the partners and civil society to improve planning and management and to ensure the investments last.
It is an undertaking for the long haul, but it already bears fruit!