The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member countries. It acts as a strategic think tank with the objective of helping shape the transport policy agenda on a global level and ensuring that it contributes to economic growth, environmental protection, social inclusion and the preservation of human life and wellbeing.
The Compendium offers an easy-to-read "overview of Transport Research Programmes and Funding Sources", currently ongoing in 36 countries in Europe and beyond. Besides the ERA (European Research Area) countries, the Compendium provides information about Canada, China, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States. These countries have all participated in FP7 programmes. Key stakeholders, institutions, programmes and policies related to transport research and innovation are described for each country, providing a detailed guide on the state-of-the-art in the transport arena. This represents a unique source of information for policy makers and research managers.