This manual offers best practice methods and resources in building rural roads. Rural roads form the most important connection in terms of providing access to essential services such as education, health care, water supply, and economic opportunities for the rural population. Building good quality rural roads is a particular skill that requires proper planning, experienced supervision, good workmanship and the sustainable use of local resources as much as possible. The purpose of this manual is to provide technical staff ranging from site supervisors to engineers with a technical reference which details commonly used work methods and best practices for constructing rural roads. It describes all phases of works management from the initial stages of identification and design, through technical planning, work organization, works implementation procedures, site administration, to reporting and control.