SLoCaT Partnership launches a global survey on Poverty and Transport

Following the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the global community is discussing a new global agenda on sustainable development. The Rio+20 outcome document “The Future We Want”, as well as the Report of the Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda state that the need to eradicate poverty needs to underpin the post-2015 global development agenda.

Transport infrastructure and services play an important role to play in economic and social development and as reflected in the objectives of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) which focus on the integration of sustainable transport in global policies on sustainable development and climate change. The 2014 SLoCaT work program includes the development of a collaborative program on transport and poverty amongst its members.

On April 1st, SLoCaT Partnership launches this survey hoping to get a better understanding of the manner in which organisations working on transport are dealing with poverty issues and also their future priorities. To aid the development of this collaborative work program a Literature Review is being carried out by the Overseas Development Institute. Through 

The survey can be accesed through The closing date of the survey is 11th April. The results of the survey will be posted on the SLoCaT website.

For information on the survey or the SLoCaT Collaborative Work Program on Poverty and Transport, please contact Talya Enriquez Romano at