TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 THE BASICS: THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DILEMMA

1.1 THE ROAD MAINTENANCE DILEMMA IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD

1.2 SOME HISTORICAL REMARKS

1.3 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ROAD AND VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS

1.4 AN OPTIMISED CONSERVATION SYSTEM

1.5 NATIONAL ROAD ASSETS

1.6 REASONS WHY ROADS ARE NOT PRESERVED

1.7 THE ROAD CONSERVATION VICIOUS CIRCLE

2.0 THE ROAD CONSERVATION CASE: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

2.1 TRANSFORMING THE PUBLIC SECTOR ROLE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

2.1.1 THE PRESENT CRISIS: THE LESSON OF AFRICA

2.1.2 THE ROAD MAINTENANCE INITIATIVE IN AFRICA

2.1.3 GENUINE POLICY DIALOGUE

2.1.4 UNDERLYING CAUSES

2.1.5 THE FOUR BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS

3.0 THE NAMIBIAN WAY OF ROAD CONSERVATION

3.1 THE ROADS CATASTROPHE AHEAD: THE CASE OF NAMIBIA

3.2 OVERCOMING VIRUS 1: A NEW SYSTEM OF ROAD USER CHARGING

3.2.1 KEY COMPONENTS OF THE PROPOSED ROAD CHARGING SYSTEM

3.2.2 PRICE FOR ROAD CONSUMPTION

3.2.3 EFFICIENT COLLECTION OF USER RATES

3.2.4 CORRECT ROAD USER PRICING

3.2.5 OPTIMISED ROAD CONSERVATION LEVELS

3.2.6 CONCLUSION TO NAMIBIAN ROAD USER CHARGING SYSTEM

3.3 THE MANAGEMENT OF ROAD NETWORKS IN NAMIBIA

3.3.1 PRESENT ROAD INSTITUTIONS

3.3.2 REORGANISATION OF THE NAMIBIAN ROAD SECTOR

3.3.3 A SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR ROAD MANAGEMENT

3.3.4 ALTERNATIVES FOR NEW ORDER ROAD AUTHORITY (MWTC2000)

3.3.5 FIRST STEPS IN IMPLEMENTING INSTITUTIONAL REFORM

4.0 CONCLUSION: NAMIBIAN ROAD CONSERVATION

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