About us

Our mission

Ratp Cooperation is an RATP group structure dedicated to development aid. RATP Cooperation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group, welcomes requests from low-income countries (LICs) for our assistance with their urban and sustainable mobility projects. RATP Cooperation also assists the French State in its foreign policy. Through its action, RATP Cooperation promotes and enhances RATP’s know-how worldwide (more than 230 business lines) while opening up new business opportunities for the Group in countries in need of technical support and as part of an initiative to improve their mobility systems.

A targeted geographical presence

RATP Cooperation’s scope of action is mainly aimed at low-income countries (LICs). Indeed, the demand for integrated and global urban mobility systems is experiencing there a historical boom. Faced with a rapidly expanding population, this is where the need for transport infrastructure appears to be most urgent.

Our ambition

Governments, municipalities, local operators, financial institutions, public associations and private partners: RATP Cooperation works hand in hand with all stakeholders. Its mission aims at helping Global South countries strengthen the role of public transport in their urban policies, and to set out on the path towards responsible and sustainable development.

Challenges ahead

By 2030, Africa’s population will be 2 billion, compared with 1.2 at present. As for that of cities, it should triple to reach 1.2 billion. Agglomerations on the African continent suffer from major shortcomings in urban planning and transport supply. The lack of efficient and regulated mobility systems is accompanied by many challenges: road congestion, air pollution, road safety, integration of populations …

Aware of the urgency of the situation, the Global South is actively seeking overall solutions based on sustainable financial levers. RATP Cooperation responds to this call by developing sustainable bilateral partnerships with governments and authorities of these countries, and by taking into account the economic environment of local public transport. The private sector plays a major role and is invited to remain an actor in the economic balance of the transport systems of the relevant cities.