THE RURAL ACCESS ROADS PROGRAMME. APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY IN KENYA

The text provides information on an alternative way of road construction to planners and chief executives in developing countries who are interested in applying employment-generating indigenous technologies, provided these can be implemented efficiently and effectively without adverse effect on the cost and quality of the product. The Rural Access Road Programme (RARP) was initiated in Kenya to provide all-year farm-to-market access throughout the country. The text consists of 11 parts. Section 1 describes the inception and implementation of the program and the scope of the technical and financial assistance given to RARP. Section 2 describes the organizational structure and section 3, the work of the technology unit. Section 4 describes the selection and technical aspects of the construction of the access roads. The planning, organization and management of a large-scale labor-intensive project, both at headquarters and at site level are described and evaluated in sections 5 and 6. Recruitment procedures and motivation of the workers including the payment systems are discussed in section 7. Section 8 describes site arrangements and construction activities. Section 9 describes the training of personnel, the recruitment of supervisory personnel, and the curriculum contents. Section 10 describes the organization of road maintenance. Section 11 discusses the relevance of the RARP to other developing countries. Appendixes provide further information on the structure of the RARP, design standards, average task rates, expenditure control procedures, procurement, planning, programming and reporting at site and unit level, gravelling, and time and location chart.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Labour Office

    Geneva,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Veen, J J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: 175 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM