chapter  12
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Low-Volume Roads

In these countries, there generally is a dearth of professional skills and financing of road construction is usually through the medium of foreign aid. In consequence, many African roads are designed by international consultants, some of whom are inclined to transplant the design standards of their own countries into the new environment, little realising the inappropriateness of their actions. This chapter therefore does not address the First World environment and focusses rather on the Third World situation in the hope that it may offer some guidance on what to most professionals would be unfamiliar territory.