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This study analyzed the role played by Fadama II on road development in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The data were obtained from 300 respondents who were randomly selected from Fadama II beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries within Fadama II communities and non-beneficiaries outside Fadama II communities. Based on propensity score matching (PSM) and double difference estimator (DD), the data were analyzed using frequencies, percentages and balancing test (t-test). The results showed that 30% of the roads were funded by Fadama II Project. Most of the roads were constructed and rehabilitated after the establishment of the project. Fadama II roads were found to be important for the beneficiaries’ activities. The analysis established that beneficiaries’ travel distance, travel time, waiting time and transport fares were reduced relative to non-beneficiaries. Road development has boosted marketing services for both farm and non-farm economic activities. Spill-over effect also manifests in the adjoining communities.

Keywords: Fadama II ; Road Infrastructure ; Effect ; Propensity Score Matching ; Double-difference ; Community-Driven Development

Subject(s): Community/Rural/Urban Development

Institutional and Behavioral Economics

Issue Date: 2012-06

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN(P): 2304-1455 (Other)

ISSN(E): 2224-4433 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/197973 Published in: Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Volume 02, Number 02 Page range: 294-301

Total Pages: 9

Series Statement: 27-86-2(2)2012-AJARD-294-301

Record appears in: Asian Economic and Social Society (AESS) > Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development

Autor: Umar, Adamu Madu ; Phoa, John C.L.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/197973?ln=en

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