Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Regulating App-based Mobility: Case Studies from Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Manila

The rise of app-based mobility services in Southeast Asia has changed urban mobility and goods delivery, yet many cities still lack fit-for-purpose regulation. This project reviews the governance structures and regulatory frameworks for app-based mobility services in three Southeast Asian cities: Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Manila.

The project evaluates the benefits and drawbacks of these services from a public policy perspective and provides city-specific recommendations as well as insights applicable to other urban centres in the region. The work is carried out in collaboration with local knowledge partners and uses in-depth interviews with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors in each city to inform findings, building on conclusions from the "Regulating App-based Mobility Services in ASEAN" report. This project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and delivered in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The project is due for completion in the first quarter of 2024. 


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