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Zambia feeder roads research project rural transport policy toolkit: Livelihoods profile for North and Luapula provinces.

Zambia feeder roads research project rural transport policy toolkit: Livelihoods profile for North and Luapula provinces.

Nelson, Valerie (2000) Zambia feeder roads research project rural transport policy toolkit: Livelihoods profile for North and Luapula provinces. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

External factors influencing the rural poor in the two provinces are outlined, and analysis of access to different types of livelihood capital are described particularly in relation to transport issues. This information has been collected through discussions with villagers and distilled from secondary literature to provide some baseline information for the World Bank impact study (funded by DFID). Currently, the impact study will be based on a questionnaire approach focusing on quantitative information. This report provides some information to contextualise this information, which will be complemented by the PRAs to be carried out under the parallel Rural Transport Policy Toolkit. Specific issues are also discussed in relation to transport and livelihoods. Attempting to study the impact of feeder road improvements is very difficult in these Provinces given the relatively low levels of economic activity, large distances, distribution and low densities of populations (many are located near to rivers and lakes and thus far from roads, particularly in the Bangweulu swamps). The nature of long-term impact is discussed and the extent to which feeder road improvements can have developmental impact in such socio-economic conditions is questioned. Detecting what are likely to be marginal changes will be difficult as will proving clear attribution.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zambia, rural transport, feeder roads, livelihoods, North Zambia, Luapula, rural poor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 16:01
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11722

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