(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Reflections on a century of road transport developments in West Africa and their (gendered) impacts on the rural poor

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PORTER G. ; LOMBARD J. (2 1) (Directeur de publication) ; NINOT O. (2) (Directeur de publication) ;
(2) UMR 8586 PRODIG / CNRS, Université Paris 1, Université Paris IV, Université Paris 7, EPHE, IRD, Paris, FRANCE
(1) Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) Centre Ile-de-France, BONDY, FRANCE


The paper explores broad trends in road construction and associated transport services development in two West African countries, Ghana and Nigeria, over the last hundred years. It considers their impact on the rural poor, with particular reference to rural women. It draws on diverse evidence, including twentieth century colonial archives, personal ethnographic field research undertaken over a 35- year period, associated quantitative surveys, and relevant secondary literature. The study concludes with a review of recent donor policy shifts and the prospects for positive change.


Article of periodic

published at : EchoGéo / ISSN 1963-1197

Editor : EchoGéo, Paris - FRANCE (2007)

Millesime : 2012, no20 [pp. 1-14]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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