By the systematic collection of evidence from existing reviews and rural road impact studies in low- and middle-income countries, this review aims to answer the following questions:
1. What are the conditions, and what type of rural road interventions, are most likely to have a positive, or minimal, impact on poverty reduction and resilience in the local population?
2. What is the likely range and scale of impact for different interventions?
3. What is the most appropriate theory of change of rural road impacts that can assist with planning rural road interventions?
Hine, J.; Abedin, M.; Stevens, R.J.; Airey, T.; Anderson, A. Protocol - Does the extension of the rural road network have a positive impact on poverty reduction and resiliencefor the rural areas served? If so how, and if not why not? EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute ofEducation, University of London, London, UK (2014) ii + 25 pp.