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.