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Transport

By improving transport and infrastructure, those without the means to previously do so are able to access markets where they can buy or sell goods for income, make better use of essential services such as health and education and keep abreast of social, economic and political developments happening in their country.

We focus on Intermediate Means of Transport (IMTs) – transport devices that come between walking and conventional motor vehicles and help people to move loads or use animals more effectively for load carrying. These technologies include cycle trailers, improved bicycles for load carrying, ox and donkey carts, handcarts, wheelbarrows, improved panniers for animals and other types of animal carts.

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Aerial Ropeways and Bridges

These systems have been devised for transporting goods over mountainous...

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Animal Transport

Animals can be used as pack animals or to pull carts and other...

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Bicycles, Bicycle Trailers and Rickshaws

Bicycles are a low-cost and widely used from of transport that can be...

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Human-powered Carrying Devices

This area covers devices such as wheelbarrows which help people move...

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Roads, Paths and Tracks

Transport infrastructure is important in ease-of-life for rural...

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Transport - general documents

General documents relating to transport and infrastructure.

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Water Transport

Water is a highly efficient means of transporting people and goods....

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