Resources on Rural economy

  1. Publication

    Bonded Labour in agriculture: a rapid assessment in Sindh and Balochistan, Pakistan

    03 January 2004

    This Working Paper is one of a series of Rapid Assessments of bonded labour in Pakistan, each of which examines a different economic sector. The aim of these studies is to inform the implementation of the Government of Pakistan’s National Policy and Plan of Action for the Abolition of Bonded Labour, adopted in 2001. Maliha Hussein and her collaborators were responsible for preparation of this paper on bonded labour in the agriculture sector in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. It should be read in conjunction with a companion paper that covers Punjab and North West Frontier Province.

  2. Publication

    Planning and implementing local infrastructure works: guidelines for tambon administrations

    01 January 2004

    Guidance for Tambon administrators. Introduces the basic set-up of the Tambon Administrative Organisation and the concepts of Local Level Planning (LLP) and Labour Based Technology

  3. Publication

    Small scale contracting: strengthening local capacity for sustainable rural infrastructure in Thailand

    01 January 2004

    Describes the role of Tambon Administrative Offices (TAO) in planning and overseeing infrastructure projects at local level.

  4. Publication

    Improving access in rural areas

    13 October 2003

    Access is an important factor in rural development. People need to have adequate access to water,energy, land, health services, education, transport services and markets. A lack of access limits the opportunity that people have to improve and sustain their social and economic well being. Improving access and reducing poverty are correlated. A lack of access is perceived as one of the main underlying factors of poverty, particularly in rural areas in developing countries.

  5. Publication

    Facts on Agriculture

    09 October 2003

  6. Publication

    Jobs or machines: a comparative analysis of rural road work in Cambodia

    01 January 2003

    Compares potential benefits and drawbacks of labour-based methods and equipment-based methods for constructing rural gravel roads.

  7. Publication

    Improving access in rural areas

    01 January 2003

  8. Publication

    Small-Scale Contracting for Infrastructure Works in Vietnam

    01 November 2002

  9. Publication

    Perspectives on Rural Infrastructure Development: Workshop findings, Identifying the Needs and Priorities of Local Governments

    01 January 2002

  10. Publication

    Quantification of Accessibility Levels of Rural Areas: A case study in the Northern Province of South Africa

    01 January 2002