In an effort to develop and implement labor-intensive methods, the feasibility of using such methods was assessed in 4 case studies in Iran, Thailand, Nepal and the Philippines. The study in Iran applied the concept of Social-Cost Benefit Analysis to the evaluation of technical choice in road construction. The study in Thailand was an attempt to make a cost comparison, using accounting prices, of alternative methods of constructing gravel roads, while the Nepal study was more concerned with the organization, management and choice of technique on 5 major road projects built with the aid of 5 donor governments. These studies all indicate the viability of labor-intensive methods in road construction. Attention is called to a Manual on the Planning of Labor- Intensive Road Construction which provides a framework within which labor- intensive techniques can be equitably assessed both from a technological and economic standpoint. The manual also describes the organization and management of labor-intensive projects, an inventory of such techniques, detailed methods of data collection and the role of design in the choice of technique.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper appears in "Transport Planning in Developing Countries," which is a publication containing the Proceedings of Seminar U of the Summer Annual Meeting at University of Warwick, England during July, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Edmonds, G A
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM