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CARECCPMM Corridor Performance Measurement & Monitoring Annual Report 2015
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In 2015, Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring (CPMM) program collected 2,784 data samples of commercial shipments across Central Asia, through the efforts of 12 national carrier and freight forwarder associations in 8 countries. The samples are comprised of road (75%) and rail (25%) data from across the six CAREC Corridors. What are the causes of delays in the CAREC corridors? Where do delays occur and what can be done to address those problems? Answers to these questions are of great interest to both policy makers and the private sector operators. Central Asian countries need more assistance and persistent efforts to further integrate with the global trade systems and conform to international best practices in trade facilitation. CPMM data provide empirical evidence that goods transported along the CAREC corridors are not moving efficiently, with major delays occurring at the border crossing points (BCPs). An important message that this report also wishes to convey is that while there are given infrastructure needs, there are also notable policy and operational impediments that obstruct efficient movement of goods. This report is based on trip samples submitted by national transport associations from CAREC member countries that include performance metrics on cargo transport in the region. Using Time-Cost-Distance methodology, the exercise focuses on measuring time and costs incurred in transporting various types of goods across Central Asia. The data are then aggregated to show the relative performance of each CAREC corridor.