This paper presents an analysis of the structures adopted in selected countries for the management and financing of roads (China, Croatia, Brazil, Slovenia, New Zealand, the Slovak Republic and the United Kingdom). These countries have chosen approaches to manage their road networks that are specific to their needs and circumstances. Brazil considered that it was not necessary to have a separate Ministry of Transport and had established a Ministry of Infrastructure responsible for several sectors including transport, housing, energy and mines for a couple of years in the 1990s.
However, this led to a loss of focus on each of the sectors and a separate Ministry of Transport was soon reinstated. Nevertheless, there are still a few countries (for example Croatia, Georgia) that have a Ministry of Infrastructure with responsibility for transport among its functions.