"In poor rural areas, isolation caused by poor transport is often the main restraint on economic progress and poverty reduction."*

Ed O'Connor conducting vehicle inspection in Mozambique, 2007.

About Transaid


Transaid is an international development charity. We identify, champion, implement and share local transport solutions to improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for people in Africa and in developing countries.


We combine the expertise of the European Transport and Logistics industry with our long experience of working in the developing world. We partner with local communities, governments, donors and other organisations to achieve our aims and facilitate exchange of skills and knowledge gained from our projects. 


Transaid’s history goes back over 25 years and is strongly supported by the European Transport and Logistics Industry. Through combining this expertise with our longstanding experience of working in the developing world, we partner with organisations in the public and private sector including local community organisations, governments, institutions and donors to build capability and achieve our aims. This collaborative approach enables Transaid to provide innovative solutions to some of the key challenges facing transport and development today.


Transaid was founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and our Patron is HRH The Princess Royal.  Read more about our history here.



*World Bank 2008, Safe, Clean and Affordable… Transport for Development - Transport Business Strategy 2008-2011