Policy and Strategy Advice

Transport and Mobility is vital for the quality of life of citizens in various respects: it enables economic growth and job creation; it provides access to markets, to education, to health services and to other social activities and it jeopardises life via safety, security and environmental hazards.

TCP International supports policy and decision-makers in international entities as well as on regional, national, municipal or rural level in policy and strategy development in order to deliver transport that is economically, financially, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Our knowledge base comprises

  • Competition-related issues i.e. better addressing market needs through optimised use of private and public resources and by creating pressure for innovation in order to increase competitiveness.

  • Regulatory and institutional issues, i.e. better protecting public and private interests and encounter market failures in the transport sector via optimised regulatory and institutional frameworks.


TCP International competences

  • transport (sub-)sector strategy formulation, action planning and strategy implementation support;

  • advancement and harmonisation of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks;

  • application and enforcement of transport and traffic law, international transport agreements and conventions;

  • rationalisation of public and private sector roles;

  • railway and public transport restructuring;

  • optimisation of transport pricing and licensing;

  • transport sector and project financing, including subsidisation, PPP, PSO

  • transport infrastructure policy and public asset management schemes;

  • transport corridor development and observatory;

  • trade and transport facilitation assessment;

  • enhancement of intermodal and combined transport and logistical nodes;

  • environmental mitigation and transport safety strategies;

  • alternative energy application and decarbonisation strategies as well as transport demand management and other modal shift strategies;

  • strategies for social inclusion and improved access to transportation for all citizens, e.g. low income groups or mobility restricted persons such as handicapped, elderly; children and pregnant women;


And last but not least there is a need for coordination with other policy fields such as trade and industrial policies, fiscal policy, spatial planning, regional development policies, poverty alleviation strategies to name just a view of them.

Policy and strategy advice has also to consider the political circumstances and interest groups in the target area in order to achieve adopted strategic objectives. TCP International supports its clients in bringing stakeholders together and mediating different views towards a common understanding and for creating commitment. Methods and tools applied are stakeholder assessments and interviews, awareness creation, dissemination measures and balancing respectively mediating diverging interests, organisation of conferences, public hearings, round tables, workshops and others as appropriate.

TCP International pursues a holistic policy and strategy approach and conducts interdisciplinary assessments that rely on latest research, impact assessments, key performance indicators and state-of-the-art international policy dialogue results.

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