This paper, published in the 86th UNESCAP Transport Bulletin, stipulates that advances in relevant applied research can play a significant role in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of such infrastructure. However, barriers to the implementation of new research outcomes remain a major challenge to the application of new knowledge in the rural transport sector.
This paper reviews key points with respect to the sustainability of research projects, the uptake and embedment of their outputs and it outlines possible approaches to overcoming the challenges inherent in the application of research.
This report is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Cook, J., Sampson, L., Starkey, P., and Visser, C. (2016) The dissemination and embedment of applied rural transport research. UNESCAP Transport and Communication Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific [online]. V86, pp. 71-80.