Transporting materials to schools

Logistics and transportation of goods in developing countries is not widely covered in literature, despite its importance in ensuring programme success. Most information on this topic comes from short sections in programme evaluations, with few papers dedicated to wider issues of transportation. This report focuses on the literature on education transportation, which mostly looks at delivery of textbooks, not other materials, although other materials may be included in a textbook delivery programme. There are few examples of successful distribution programmes. Most programmes have faced similar challenges and limitations, and have found transferable approaches to what works, including in areas of financing, accessibility, partnerships and management systems. This review first summarises approaches and challenges common across the literature, then presents some case studies from Iraq, South Sudan, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.


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