NEW DIRECTIONS RURAL ROADS
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.
- A.I.D. program evaluation discussion paper No. 2.
U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentRonald Reagan Building
Washington, DC United States 20523-1000
- Tendler, J
- Publication Date: 1979-3
- Pagination: 82 p.
- TRT Terms: Administration; Construction; Developing countries; Employment; Highway operations; Highway planning; Labor market; Needs assessment; Roads; Rural areas; Rural highways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Highway administration; User needs
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Construction; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Society; I10: Economics and Administration; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- 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