A compilation of up-to-date, undocumented information on the practices of labor-based road construction in low income countries around the world. It draws on the experiences of practitioners working in the field who describe tried and tested ideas, as well as looking at failures and their causes.
Topics covered include the design, selection and use of intermediate equipment for a labor force employed in this area. The book also discusses the issues of utilizing the private sector for contracting out road construction and maintenance. It describes the evolution of contractor development programs from the initial plot phase to full scale programs, considering the problems and how to overcome them.