The paper examines rural road projects in the light of the Agency's "New Directions" mandate to improve the lot of the rural poor. Attention is foscussed in particular on the relative merits of labor-based vs. equipment based construction techniques. Although equipment-based techniques are traditional in donor-recipient projects and often prove administratively or financially more attractive to both, labor-based techniques more greatly benefit the poor by generating employment and by reducing costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A.I.D. program evaluation discussion paper No. 2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Agency for International Development

    Ronald Reagan Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20523-1000
  • Authors:
    • Tendler, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AID-PN-AAG-670
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM