Conference Title: International Conference in Business,Technology and Innovation 2013
Conference Title: UBT Publications
Contributing Editos: Prof. Albert Qarri, Prof. Ibrahim Krasniqi, Krenare Pireva, Evelina Bazini, Nita Abrashi
Co-Organizers: Ardian Emini, Vlora Aliu, Betim Gashi, Xhemajl Mehmeti, Kushtrim Dragusha, Murat Retkoceri, Kaltrina Bunjaku, Leonita Braha
Start Date: 2013-11-01
End Date: 2013-11-02
Venue, City, Country: : Hotel Bleart , Durres , Albania

Paper Title

Measuring the Impact of Transport in the Developing Economies


Ylber Limani, Ermal Lubishtani


Historically, transport planning was oriented on mobility-based approaches, which have encouraged more travel distance and more speed. To achieve such goals planners and decision makers where conditionally obligated to encourage the production growth of transport resources and development of related infrastructure. The ultimate goal of achieving more mobility and more speed was justified with the concepts of reaching more space and saving more time. These concepts have converged with the desirable economic benefits of infrastructure projects and transport resources production. However, transport growth has been stimulated by the economic development and economic growth and it was not originally generated by infrastructure development and by production of resources. Transport is an important sector of the overall economy, nevertheless it is the product of the economy itself. Accordingly, in this paper we have assumed that developing economies should plan their transport based on their economic projections and they should avoid the policies based on infrastructure development and transport resources. In order to discuss our assumption we have used correlation analysis to observe the transport growth and GDP growth in developed and in developing countries using the data from official bureaus and from the recent literature. Furthermore we have identified the economic benefits of transport and opposite consequences of transport in order to analyze and compare the gross value of transport in developing and developed economies. As a result we have projected the differences of increase of GDP and transport in different economies in mid and in long term considering two scenarios. This work is supposed to be used as a tool to help different engaged community groups, academic institutions, planners and decision makers and individuals in developing economies to improve the implementation of their transport planning policies.


Economy, GDP, development, transport, impact, sustainability, developing countries.