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Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs: International Experience and Best Practices
Karl Hausker, Ph.D., Environmental Policy Consultant, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA


Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs: International Experience and Best PracticesVehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs: International Experience and Best Practices
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Draft (1 Sep 2004)


ABSTRACT

This paper draws together a set of best practices that can assist policymakers in launching or strengthening Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) programs, and explores activities that might merit increased donor support to spur innovation and success in this policy arena. The report is structured around a set of four key questions policy-makers must grapple with in designing an I/M system:

  • What institutional design can best accomplish the goals of I/M?
  • What emission standards should apply, and what testing procedures should be used?
  • How can government ensure a high level of compliance with I/M standards?
  • How can government ensure that following key resources (financial resources, institutional
    capacity, and political support) are in sufficient supply for program success?

The paper emphasizes the difficulties in implementing an effective I/M program, and the need for government officials to commit to multiple years of strong leadership and capacity-building.

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Topics
In-use vehicles > Inspection and maintenance
Authors
Hausker, Karl

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