Roads "critical component" of post-2015 development agendaListen /
Roads are a "critical component" of the future global poverty reduction agenda according to UNOPS, a UN agency which supports the implementation of aid and development projects across the world.
Member States of the United Nations are currently defining a new set of sustainable development goals which will replace the Millennium Development Goals, the deadline for which is 2015.
UNOPS says that rural roads especially, play a crucial role in lifting communities out of poverty.
Daniel Dickinson spoke to the director of the agency, Charles Callanan, and began by asking him why roads are so important.