Economic Infrastructure Management (1st November 2013 - 31st January 2016)

Economic infrastructure needs are linked closely to the income generation opportunities identified through Market Systems Analysis and the Government’s District and Village Development Planning process. RAP3 followed a Community Asset Management approach that includes new construction, capacity building, and operation and maintenance (OM) to ensure sustainable use of all infrastructure interventions. This approach helps Village Development Committees (VDCs) and users to maintain and manage the full range of local infrastructure assets.

Typical Economic Infrastructure Interventions

Rural Access Infrastructure

  • Village and community roads
  • Trails and trail bridges
  • Gravity ropeways and river crossing tuins

Livelihoods Infrastructure

  • Farmer managed irrigation
  • Integrated water management
  • Renewable energy and electrification
  • Post-harvest market infrastructure

Where appropriate, RAP3  supported the revision of local and national guidelines for Community Asset Management for a range of investments to promote disaster resilience and risk reduction and make them accessible to local people.