Porter, G. (2013) 'Transport services and their impact on poverty and growth in rural sub-Saharan Africa. 2 : Overview. Report to the Africa Community Access Programme, London.', Technical Report. Department for International Development (DFID), London.
This paper reviews recent transport services research in rural sub-Saharan Africa, with reference to the crucial significance of transport services for reducing poverty and encouraging growth. It focuses on issues key to improved well-being: generation of direct employment, broader economic effects on agricultural and off-farm activities, and social effects regarding health and education.. Throughout, the emphasis is on implications for vulnerable groups. Attention is drawn to the potential of recent developments, notably connectivities associated with motorcycle taxis and the rapid expansion of mobile phones. Significant knowledge gaps in the transport services arena are identified, from impacts of climate change, conflict and pedestrian porterage to the economic valuation of transport, village transport operations and road safety. Suggestions are made regarding the type of studies and methods which could help to reduce some of these gaps.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Technical Report)|
|Keywords:||Transport services, Vulnerability, Employment, Road safety, Connectivity, Motor-cycle taxis.|
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|Publisher Web site:||http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/Output/192608/|
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|Date deposited:||06 January 2015|
|Date of first online publication:||30 November 2013|
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