PRIORITIES IN IMPROVING ROAD MAINTENANCE OVERSEAS: A CHECK-LIST FOR PROJECT ASSESSMENT. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

Surveys carried out principally by the world bank suggest that, because of lack of maintenance in the past, significant proportions of the road networks in developing countries are in poor condition and require rehabilitation. The cost of carrying out this work runs into many billions of dollars. The economic benefits of road maintenance are considerable, but some technical assistance projects, funded by donors and carried out by consultants, have failed to effect permanent improvements in the performance of road maintenance departments. This may be because terms of reference for projects have failed to recognize the interdependence of the institutional, managerial and technical capabilities of the recipient organization, and, in particular, the priority to be accorded to institutional capability. A check-list is proposed that can be used to review an organization's capability to identify any inadequacies in a systematic, quantifiable way so that technical assistance projects can be focussed on areas that are more likely to produce real long term benefits.(a)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • BROOKS, D M
    • Robinson, R
    • O'SULLIVAN, K P
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM