Rural Transport : Improving its Contribution to Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa
George Banjo, Henry Gordon, John Riverson
The paper provides a framework that will help policy makers in Africa to move from stand-alone rural transport policies to comprehensive and integrated policies, positioning rural transport within the framework of rural development, and ensuring strong linkages with other key sectors. Of particular emphasis is the linkage between rural transport with actions to improve agricultural productivity, rural growth and poverty reduction. This paper has been developed from analytical work using lessons from experience in Africa and other continents.