Taking the use of labour based technology to scale: Establishment of the national framework

The Programme Document

Project documentation | 01 December 2003
The Government of The United Republic of Tanzania intends to establish a National Framework for the use of Labour Based Technology (LBT). By definition, Labour Based Technology means the application of labour/equipment mix that gives priority to labour, but supplemented with light equipment where necessary for reasons of quality or cost. LBT further aims to promote a more rational use of locally available resources in the construction of our infrastructure. The framework will guide the implementation and promotion of LBT in an integrated manner and in line with national strategies related to development objectives and poverty reduction. The development objective of the programme is to contribute to Economic Development and Poverty Reduction by creating employment in infrastructure investments and optimising the use of local resources with emphasis on labour-based technology.