Performance Based Contracts in the Road Sector: Towards Improved Efficiency in the Management of Maintenance and Rehabilitation, Brazil's Experience

Latin America and Caribbean


Performance based concept in the management of road maintenance and rehabilitation has been introduced in Brazil ten years ago, through the execution of the CREMA (contratos de reabilitacao e manutencao – Rehabilitation and Maintenance Contracts), under two World Bank-supported projects. The concept proved attractive and, as a result, spread progressively in the country, often with Bank support: by late 2008, more than 150 performance based contracts had been executed and close to 30,000 km, or 16 percent of the Federal and State cumulated paved networks, were managed under performance based contracts.

Last Updated : Fri,2017-01-13