DFID Annual Reviews

The Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP3) contributes to DFID Nepal's twin objectives of ensuring no-one is left behind and delivering local economic growth. RAP3 does this by focusing on construction of new roads and maintenance of existing roads using labour based approaches. Road maintenance protects the value of infrastructure investments and provides basic access to poor rural communities.

 

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The Rural Access Programme Phase 3 continues to deliver significant results including:
(i) Delivery of 1.21 million decent work days to over 8,000 poor and vulnerable households (ii) Increased government funding of the labour based road maintenance approach that delivered over 80 days work each for 2,010 maintenance workers, and nearly £0.5m in GoN co-finance (iii) Improvements to Karnali Employment Programme (KEP) systems has helped the government deliver over 670,000 labour days in the Karnali region (iv) RAP Connect has leveraged £488,074 of investment into business benefitting 3,382 people

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The programme continues to deliver significant results and has met most of the output targets for the year.  In  terms  of  the  Local  Road  Network  component,  the  programme  has  generated  over  3  million employment  days and  supported  over 72,000  households  improve  their  income.  The  programme  has maintained over 2,000kms of district core road network (with impressive access all year access round figures)  along  with  60KMs  of  new  road  being  opened  to  4.5m  width.  The  results  delivered  are  now independently verified using a separate MEL team. Over 13,000 training days have been carried out with the result that the Continuous Improvement Matrix (CIM) scores for districts continue to improve (over 7 out  of  a  max  of  10  in  pilot  districts).  This  provides  the  basis  by  which  the  GoN  can  take  on  the  full running and management of the RAP programme.

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Given the extraordinary year Nepal has had with the recent Earthquake and the fact that Rural Access Programme  Phase  3  (RAP3)  is  a  complex  programme  with  multiple  partners  focused  on  one  of  the poorest and remote parts of the country, the programme has delivered significant results meeting most of the output targets. This is a marked improvement from the last Annual Review (AR).

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This review takes place during the early phases of implementation of RAP3. The contract with IMC, the service provider for the main component of the project, was signed in May 2013 and the inception document was submitted to DFID in October 2013.

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