The Tripartite is comprised of the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). A Baseline Study was done which included a desktop study and visits to 19 participating Tripartite member countries to identify the areas that impede the implementation of the agreements reached at the Tripartite level. The study further achieved to define a monitoring and evaluation framework, which will assist in the continuous monitoring and evaluation of the implementation levels of the agreements and standardised documentation in order to assist countries to effectively implement harmonised legislation and standards. The knowledge gained during the baseline study and the framework developed will be key contributors to achieving the results defined in this assignment.
The baseline survey reports, which was conducted in 2016, provide the latest state of compliance with the regional baseline requirements towards harmonised standards, procedures and practices in transport and traffic related matters in the Tripartite Region.
During the Baseline Survey the average compliance scores were calculated for each country based on the following criteria:
Significant variations on both sides of the overall average of 32% were found across all aspects evaluated for the 19 participating countries, with the highest average of 85% and the lowest average of 8% across all aspects evaluated for individual countries.