The evidence for rural road technology in low income countries

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Abstract

Rural road networks in Low Income countries (LICs) and Low Middle Income countries (LMICs) are critical for economic and social wellbeing, however they are mostly unpaved, have poor average condition, can be impassable after periods of rain and have high user costs. There is therefore a need to identify low-cost, proven sustainable solutions for rural roads in these countries. To this end the UK Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned a Systematic Review to identify and appraise technologies appropriate for low volume rural roads which have enabled improved and sustainable rural access in LICs and LMICs. Its findings are summarised in this paper.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalInstitution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Transport
Early online date1 Jul 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jul 2016