Improved transport and logistics lead to increased competitiveness and regional and international integration. The Arab region is set to benefit from enhanced connectivity from more efficient transport and logistics, which in turn will help reduce the cost of trade.
ESCWA focuses on promoting simplified and standardized transport and logistics policies, laws and regulations, and on building capacity in member States to that end. It is also helping to develop regional transport infrastructure and transit corridors, and assisting countries to join and implement international transport agreements.
League of Arab States, World Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Ministries of transport in member States
ESCWA supports its member States through preparing annual publications and technical papers, and holding expert group meetings, training workshops and events.
ESCWA has developed the Integrated Transport System in the Arab States (ITSAS) as a guiding vision for integrating various means of transport, to boost trade between Arab countries and between the Arab region and the rest of the world.
ESCWA has developed a Transport GIS portal (ITSAS-GIS)
ESCWA also holds the Committee on Transport and Logistics