Africa, Transport and the Millennium Development Goals: Achieving an Internationally Set Agenda

Africa, Transport and the Millennium Development Goals: Achieving an Internationally Set Agenda


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443813006
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Series: Cornell Institute for African Development Series
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Margaret Grieco (University of Oxford, D.Phil. Sociology) is Professor of Transport and Society at Napier University and an Academic Associate at the Institute for African Development, Cornell University. Muna Ndulo is Professor of Law at and Director of the Institute for African Development, both at Cornell University. Deborah Fahy Bryceson is a Reader in the Geographical and Earth Sciences Department at Glasgow University. Talia M. McCray is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

List of Figures xi

Preface xii

1 Roadmapping Development and Poverty Alleviation: Transport and the Millennium Development Goals in Africa Deborah Fahy Bryceson 1

2 Financing Regional Infrastructure Projects In Africa: Issues And Options Robert M. Okello 25

3 Transportation Costs and Spatial Integration of Agricultural Commodity Markets in Africa Edward Mabaya 32

4 Exploring the Components of "Accessibility" from a Transport and Health Perspective in Rural South Africa Talia McCray 44

5 Transport and the MDGs: Perspectives from a Nairobi Slum Rachel Reichenbach 67

6 Progress and Challenges of Meeting the MDGs in Uganda: The Role of Transport Betty Babirye-Ddungu 78

7 Linking Transport to Employment: Pursuing the Millennium Development Goals Ronald W. McQuaid 89

8 The Significance of Local-Level Rural Infrastructure Provision In Poverty Alleviation: Evidence From The Horse's Mouth T.C. Mbara 100

9 Introduction of the Roadside Station as a Pro-poor Infrastructure: Its Potential Contribution to Attaining the MDGs in Africa Yoichi SAKURADA 114

10 Port Infrastructure and Development in Southern Africa Michael G.H. Bell 127

11 Sustainable Transport Technologies for Developing Environments: Towards Appropriate Investment Strategies John D. Nelson 151

12 Access vs. Accessibility: Transport, MDGs, Youth and Health Deladem Kusi-Appouh 160

13 Mobility, Maternal Mortality and Mainstreaming Gender: A Need for Action Jeff Turner 168

14 Children, (Im)mobility and Transport in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Meeting the MDGs Gina Porter 177

Epilogue 196

Notes on Contributors 197

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