ISM, Informal and Shared Mobility

Global Consortium wins VREF Research Grant for IRP

VREF have announced the winning research consortium for the three-year International Research Program (IRP) in Informal and Shared Mobility (ISM) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The consortium include nine countries and will be led by Columbia University’s Climate School’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development. READ FULL ARTICLE

Workshop summary report: Reimagining the techno-social infrastructure for collecting data

These were the framing questions when the Global Network for Popular Transportation (GNPT) ran a workshop on Paratransit Day at the Transforming Transportation Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. More than fifty people from different countries participated. Researchers, program officers, development officers, and transportation professionals, representing nonprofits, private companies, development organizations, multilateral banks, and

New study: Global scan of data collection efforts in informal and shared mobility

Shared mobility and informal transportation address mobility and employment needs of people around the world. Data has a critical role to play in bringing visibility to this important sector and can help improve access, environmental sustainability, economic development, and better governance. A review by Agile City Partners took stock of efforts on collecting data on

New paper: Connecting Informal Transport to the Climate Agenda

 ”Connecting Informal Transport to the Climate Agenda: Key Opportunities for Action” is a new paper prepared by World Resources Institute (WRI) with support from Informal and Shared Mobility in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Research Program, Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). Read full version here (pdf).

Study commissioned to the WRI-China is now available

”Status and Opportunities of Shared Mobility Systems in China” VREF commissioned a report about Informal Public transport to the Future Mobility Project teams, working for the Sustainable Cities Program at the World Resources Institute-China. In response to the challenges of both COVID-19 and climate change, the public transport needs to be redefined. Traditional “public transport”