When Do Rural Roads Benefit the Poor and How? An In-depth Analysis Based on Case Studies

Publication | February 2006

This publication explores the ways in which rural roads impact poverty and what the determinants of these impacts are. It uses in-depth information from six case study villages through which Asian Development Bank-financed rural roads traversed. This is one of the few empirical research studies in this subject area containing in-depth quantitative and qualitative information on the process by which rural roads benefit the poor.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Considerations for Project Design and Implementation
  • Key Impacts and Related Issues
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices