MONITORING & ASSESSING

  • Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

    World Bank Group   |   Trade ; Transport

    The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance. The LPI is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express...

  • Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI)

    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development   |   Trade ; Transport

    The Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI) captures how well countries are connected to global shipping networks. It is computed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) based on five components of the maritime transport sector: number of ships, their container-carrying capacity, maximum vessel size, number of services...

  • Global Connectedness Index (GCI)

    DHL   |   Trade

    The Global Connectedness Index (GCI) aims to provide comprehensive and timely account of the world’s global connectedness, covering 140 countries (as of 2016). Global connectedness is defined as the depth and breadth of a country’s integration with the rest of the world as manifested by its participation in international flows of products and...

  • Corridor Observatories

    Trade ; Transport

    The Trade and Transport Corridor (TTC) performance depends on a complex combination of factors involving public and private entities (logistics operators, control and enforcement agencies), hard and soft (transport infrastructure and facilities, legal and regulatory environment, procedures and practices). Improving corridor performance requires...

  • Corridor Performance Monitoring Mechanism (CPMM)

    Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation   |   Trade ; Transport

    Corridor Performance Monitoring Mechanism (CPMM) is practiced by the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) along the seven CAREC rail and road corridors. The CPMM’s underlying approach is a modified time-cost distance (TCD) model mapping the time and cost incurred along a corridor. Data for the model is obtained from independent...

  • Supply Chain Performance Monitoring Initiative

    Trade ; Transport

    Transport Canada’s (TC) Supply Chain Performance Monitoring Initiative is an example of a regional approach of monitoring freight movements within specific corridors. It is a multi-modal, multi-country monitoring concept measuring total transit time and travel-time reliability of goods. Monitoring starts at the exporting country and extends over...

  • Railroad Corridor Performance Monitoring

    Trade ; Transport

    The Rail Freight Corridor Rhine Alpine is responsible for the largest transport volume in Europe and provides a good example of how to manage and monitor performance of a railroad corridor. The data for performance monitoring is gathered by RFC Rhine-Alpine, a multi-stakeholder group whose members are various rail network operating companies of...

  • Trucking/logistics surveys

    World Bank Group   |   Trade ; Transport

    Trucking/logistics surveys can be used as a diagnostic tool to identify potential bottlenecks in corrridor operations or to monitor corridor performance. They typically target corridor users and regulators — government, logistics service providers and their customers. For policymakers, trucking and logistics surveys can provide detailed insights...

  • Time Release Study (TRS)

    World Customs Organization   |   Trade

    Developed by World Customs Organization (WCO),  the Time Release Study (TRS) is a unique tool and method for measuring the performance of Customs activities as they directly relate to trade facilitation at the border.   One of the methods used for the review of clearance procedures is to measure the average time taken between the arrival of the...

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