ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim welcomed OECD's Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and other high-level participants to the second ITF Day at OECD in Paris, France after a hiatus of almost three years due to the pandemic. The day highlighted ITF's work towards better policies for better lives with OECD colleagues. See our most recent work on the main topics covered:
Investment in inland infrastructure varied between 5.8% in China and 0.2% in Mexico as a percentage of GDP in 2020. The latest ITF Statistics Brief reveals countries' infrastructure spending differences over the past decade. Since 2010, investment in inland infrastructure grew notably in China and Hungary, while Spain witnessed a significant drop. Learn more with the new ITF Statistics Brief
Safe roads: Are zero fatalities possible?
Road crashes kill over 1.3 million people every year worldwide and seriously injure millions more. A Safe System approach to road safety can drastically reduce road deaths – but how can it actually be put in place? ITF's "The Safe System Approach in Action" report - just published - provides experience-based guidance on implementing the Safe System approach and includes 17 case studies of the system in action. Get the report and safe system case studies
Better connectivity will help Asia to decarbonise
Improving transport connectivity in Asia in a strategic and well-planned way will enable the continent's sub-regions to reverse the trend of rising transport emissions while advancing economic development. This is the core message of a series of three special issues of the ITF Transport Outlook in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific:
New ITF research has identified low-hanging digital fruits to reduce global freight emissions, such as "smart steaming" that optimises maritime port call operations and digital technologies for higher truck asset sharing. Each measure can limit CO2 emission growth to 40% between 2019 and 2050. The results are part of a study showing how digitalisation will be the core driver of a sustainable recovery of freight transport following the Covid-19 pandemic. Get the study
Transport trends: 2021 indicators just released!
ITF's Key Transport Statistics offers preliminary 2021 data for more than a dozen selected indicators on three inland transport modes for ITF member countries. It also presents graphs and a short analysis of the transport activity in the global economic context highlighting the main changes over the previous year. The 2022 edition provides an overview of the impact of post-pandemic re-opening in some countries. Get the Key Transport Statistics