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Access to infrastructure and human wellbeing: evidence from rural Nepal

Sapkota, Jeet Bahadur (2018): Access to infrastructure and human wellbeing: evidence from rural Nepal. Published in: Development in Practice , Vol. 28, No. 2 (2018): pp. 182-194.

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Abstract

This article documents the level of access to infrastructure and assesses its perceived impacts on human wellbeing in rural Nepal. It found more varied level of wellbeing in less remote communities and the perceived impacts of access to infrastructure on human wellbeing is higher in more remote areas. Notably, access to roads received the highest priority among respondents followed by drinking water and irrigation. The methodology and findings of this study have practical implications for rural development in hills and mountains where human settlements are highly dispersed and access is the key to human wellbeing.

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