chapter  1
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This means transport. Few would disagree with Owen’s broad conclusion regarding the relationship between transport and the development process although the precise nature of the interaction is far from clear. Much of the evidence from empirical sources is contradictory (Howe and Richards, 1984) and this has spawned considerable debate and a vast literature-‘there are few clear statements of the ways in which the variable components of transport improvement and economic advance are related’ (Pawson, 1979).