This book considers the problem of providing maximum access to transport services, and to roads for the rural population of the world's developing countries when limited funds are available. Access is a key factor in both social and economic development. It promotes social intercourse and opens up markets for both the rural and urban populations. Access connotes the ability to travel and to transport goods. The components of access include both the infrastructure and the transport modes or aids that use the infrastructure.
PART I. 1. The Policy Maker's Role 2. Strategies PART II 3. Planning Rural Access 4. Accessibility Evaluations 5. Transport Aid Evaluations 6. Infrastructure Evaluations 7. Maintenance Evaluations 8. Storage Evaluations PART III 9. Accessibility 10. Transport Aids 11. Infrastructure Aspects 12. Infrastructure- Individual Links 13. Stage Development and Spot Improvements 14. Construction of Rural Access Infrastructure 15. Maintenance 16. Institutional Issues 17. Cost Evaluation and Control 18. Storage Facilities 19. Economic Analysis of Rural Access Infrastructure PARTIV: ANNEXES