Rural Transport Services
For policymakers and planners, it draws on a wide range of sources, developing methodologies for cost evaluation of spot improvements, stage construction of water crossings, and analysis of the organizational framework for decentralized road maintenance.
Country Boats of Bangladesh
Eirik Jansen, Anthony Dolman, Alf Morten Jerve, R Rahman
Discusses decision-making in inland water transport, focusing on official policies towards country boats. Describes the river system of Bangladesh and the constraints imposed by natural conditions and the operational environment.
Andrew Coburn, Eric Dudley, Robin Spence
An outline of the manufacturing techniques available for this well-proven but underutilized binding material, with a guide to uses, properties and limitations.
Nabeel Hamdi, Reinhard Goethert
Microplanning is a community-based process which enables local people to prepare and implement programmes for settlement upgrading. Local participants contribute to both the content and structure of programmes. Case studies from Chile and Sri Lanka.
A guide to good-quality thatching, describing in words and pictures how to achieve the maximum possible roof-life using either cultivated or naturally-occurring materials. Reviews the advantages and limitations of thatch as a roofing technique.
Design and Manufacture of Low-Cost Motorized Vehicles
For planners and manufacturers, this book contains detailed technical information on the design and manufacture of vehicles which can be produced locally and can compete with capital-intensive technologies originating from industrialized countries.
Standards and Specifications for Local Building Materials
Report on the deliberations from a regional workshop on standards and specifications for local building materials, dealing with regional co-operation, methodologies for establishing standards and procedures and quality control.
Puncture Prevention Techniques
Describes techniques to reduce the incidence of punctures on low-cost, slow-speed vehicles used in rough terrain. The techniques are suitable for handcarts, wheelbarrows, bicycles, cycle trailers, animal drawn carts and motorized vehicles.
This book describes the management and administration of building maintenance and the methods or basic technologies. It is aimed at managers of small building units, it describes some common causes of the deterioration of building fabric and suggests some solutions.
Women and the Transport of Water
The haulage of water is one of the most arduous and time-consuming tasks of rural women, and this paper looks at the scale of the problem in general and in particular in Kenya, suggesting ways in which improved methods of transport could help.