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Progress Report January 1, 2003 - October 31, 2003
Since June 2001, the major effort of the CAI-SSA is to eliminate lead from gasoline in SSA by the end of 2005.

As a reminder, the Clean Air Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (CAI-SSA) was established in 1998 by the World Bank to tackle the growing problems of urban air pollution generated by motorized transport in major African cities. The Program is built on a large Public/Private Partnership including African Authorities, NGO’s, environmental agencies, the oil industry, Donors. So far, five in depth studies on air pollution have been carried out (Dakar, Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Cotonou, and Douala) and draft Actions Plans prepared.

Since June 2001, the major effort of the CAI-SSA is to eliminate lead from gasoline in SSA by the end of 2005. During this period (January 2003-October 2003), significant progress have been made in the process of lead phase-out. The Steering Committee, held mid March 2003 endorsed the proposed 2003-2006 workplan (see chapter "The Road Ahead" in the 1998-2002 Progress Report: CAI-SSA Working Paper No. 10). Dissemination efforts have been under way through AFRICACLEAN, a network of African experts on urban air pollution.


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Studies of the phase-out of leaded gasoline in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mauritania and Mali

This is one of four documents of a series presenting the results of studies, workshops and action plans recently undertaken for four Sub-Saharan African countries (Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania and Tanzania) on the elimination of lead in gasoline.

These four countries have the particularity of being oil importing countries without local refining capability. The transition to unleaded gasoline should therefore theoretically be easier to implement in such a context than in oil-producing or oil-refining countries.

Several technical issues and regulatory issues must however be resolved in order to eliminate lead from gasoline in these countries. This is precisely the goal of the studies realized in these four oil-importing countries.

These studies and workshops are financed by The Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) which plays a decisive role towards the transfer of technology and knowledge in energy sector management to governments of developing countries and of economies in transition. By bringing its own resources and expertise, the ESMAP contribution strengthens the partnership of the Clean Air Initiative in Sub-Saharan African Cities.

This ESMAP contribution also allows for reaching the goal set during the Dakar conference of June 2001: the complete elimination of leaded gasoline in Sub-Saharan Africa as soon as possible, at the latest by 2005.


Action Plan Report: EthiopiaAction Plan Report: Ethiopia
[.pdf, 424.6Kb]


Action Plan Report: TanzaniaAction Plan Report: Tanzania
[.pdf, 885.1Kb]


Action Plan Report: MauritaniaAction Plan Report: Mauritania
[.pdf, 1014.1Kb]


Action Plan Report: MaliAction Plan Report: Mali
[.pdf, 1071.1Kb]

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