Case Studies

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The Waterways and Livelihoods Research project initiated research for case studies in 10 countries accross Latin America, Africa and Asia. These are listed below as both full documents and summarys.

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  1. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport and Rural Livelihoods, Case of Amtali Upazila, Barguna District.
    Naved Ahmed Chowdhury 2003

    Full document   Summary (Word 68.5KB)

  2. Cambodia Rural Water Transport in the Kampong Lourng Commune Krakor District, Pursat Province.Sok Sitha 2003
    Full document   Summary (Word 26KB)

  3. Côte d'Ivoire Rural Water Transport and Development in the region of Grand-Lahou, Côte d'Ivoire. Kouadio Akou AKA 2003
    Full document   Summary (Word 104KB)

  4. India Inland water transport in Kuttanad, Kerala State, India Operational characteristics & emerging issues, A.J.Vijayan 2003
    Full document   Summary (Word 50KB)

  5. Indonesia Research in Rural Water Transport Characteristics in 3 Provinces in Indonesia. Danang Parikesit 2003
    Full document (Acrobat 1.6MB)   Summary

  6. Madagascar Assessment of the operational Characteristics of Rural water Transport. Pangalanes Canal/Oriental Coast of Madagascar. Didier Young 2003
    Full document (Acrobat 76KB)   Summary

  7. Nicaragua Rural Water Transport in the South Atlantic Region (RAAS) of Nicaragua Henry Myers 2003
    Full document   Summary (Word 300KB)

  8. Peru Inland Water Transport and Rural Livelihoods: The case of Iquitos, Mazán and Paraíso in the Peruvian Amazon River. Eduardo Neira 2003
    Full document   Summary (Word 300KB)

  9. Uganda Cost Structures in Uganda Rural Inland Water Transport Services. Kwamusi Paul 2003
    Full document   Summary (Word 300KB)

  10. Vietnam Rural Water Transport in The Mekong Delta Vietnam. Its Current status and Future Potential. Tran Quoc Tuyen 2003
    Full document   Summary (Acrobat 420KB)
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