Improving Rural Lives Through the Liberian Motorbike Boom
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Parallel to the mobile phone revolution in Africa is the lesser talked about motorbike boom. Motorbike taxis have changed the face of transport and provided employment opportunities, particularly in rural parts, in many African countries. In regions previously affected by conflict, such as Liberia, the transport sector has been a lifeline, not only providing jobs for ex-combatants but also providing much needed access to health care, schools, and markets.
CitationBenson, V. and Peters, K. (2017) Improving Rural Lives Through the Liberian Motorbike Boom, ESRC-DFID Research Impact, Cambridge: REAL Centre at the University of Cambridge and The Impact Initiative.
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