Rural Road Connectivity and Local Economic Activity: Evidence from Sri Lanka’s Integrated Road Investment Program

Publication | December 2021

This study evaluated the economic impact of the Integrated Road Investment Program (iRoad) financed by the Asian Development Bank in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka.

The iRoad is designed to improve accessibility to the road network in rural areas of Sri Lanka, thereby increasing the involvement of the rural population in nationwide economic and social development. The study uses remote sensing nighttime lights data to empirically establish the scale of socioeconomic impact on the rural areas connected and make recommendations for future rural transport investments.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • iRoad Program in Southern Province
  • Data
  • Empirical Analysis of iRoad and Nighttime Lights
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Transport
  • Roads and Highways
Countries
  • Sri Lanka
Pages
  • 36
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • WPS210484-2
ISSN
  • 2313-5867 (print)
  • 2313-5875 (electronic)

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