ABOUT THIS SECTOR
A road, a tunnel, a bridge: where healthcare, markets, jobs and schools are miles away, constructions such as these can radically improve the lives and livelihoods of poor communities and create new opportunities across entire regions. Transport infrastructure forms the backbone of most economic and social processes. The European Commission has allocated a significant share of its cooperation budget to this sector. A large share of these funds for transport is reserved for road transport, which is crucial, notably, for the economic growth of landlocked countries.