What is the evidence supporting the technology selection for low-volume, rural roads in low-income countries and what evidence is there to support the sustainability of different rural road technologies?

This review also considers what evidence supports the sustainability of different rural road technologies.

Abstract

Evidence from the review suggests that good results can be achieved if the rural road design is appropriate, supervision is good, and maintenance is carried out. However, the review does not enable claims to be made that technologies are financially, economically, operationally, environmentally or socially sustainable. The overall messages are that there is no panacea to low-volume rural roads provision and flexibility in technological provision depending on the various geographical, climatic, social and development phase context is necessary.

Citation

Burrow M.; Petts R.; Snaith M.; Ghataora G.; Evdorides H. What is the evidence supporting the technology selection for low-volume, rural roads in low-income countries and what evidence is there to support the sustainability of different rural road technologies? A systematic review. EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London (2016), 120p

What is the evidence supporting the technology selection for low-volume, rural roads in low-income countries and what evidence is there to support the sustainability of different rural road technologies?

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