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Feeder road development

Feeder Road Development for Inclusive Productive Employment

Led by Dr Maggi Leung, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

About the research group

Improving feeder roads (i.e. small roads that connect rural areas with main roads and urban centres) can contribute to inclusive economic growth by generating new low-skilled jobs and providing access to further employment opportunities. However, road construction has large multi-dimensional impacts that are usually overlooked. The project ‘Feeder Road Development for Inclusive Productive Employment’ aims at investigating the specif-ic ways in which road construction promotes productive employment by looking at who is employed and under what conditions along three main directions: direct employment in infrastructure development; employment generation/change due to improved access; and employment change due to different natural resource management.

Consortium
  • The National Regional State of Tigray Bureau of Construction, Road and Transport, Ethiopia
  • Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Mekelle University, Ethiopia
  • MetaMeta, the Netherlands
  • The Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI), Ethiopia
  • Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Main question

What are the impacts of feeder road development on inclusive growth and productive employment?

Country focus
  • Ethiopia