Roads "critical component" of post-2015 development agenda

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Regrading of roads around Afgoye, Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

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.

Duration: 2'23"

 

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