The overarching purpose of RAP 3 was to boost income and improve quality of life for the residents of some of Nepal’s poorest districts. This was achieved through generation of employment, access to markets, and access to economic opportunities. Prioritising sustainability in each of these components helps ensure that all ensuing development is resilient to economic, political and environmental insecurity.
This focus on sustainability can be seen in each of the programmes key objectives:
- Building capacity for management of sustainable rural transport infrastructure in Nepal;
- Creating employment for the poor and disadvantaged;
- Improving access to goods and services by developing a more resilient rural transport network;
- Improving access to economic opportunities through training, income generation activities, building economic infrastructure, and development of the private sector.