Programme Documents

Annual Review 2016

he 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.

Annual Review 2017

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

Annual Report – Second Year Results

The results presented here are derived from the Trimesterly Report for July 2015 which completes the second year of the RAP3 implementation according to the LogFrame. The results are grouped by LogFrame Outcomes and Outputs including 1) Employment, 2) LRN, 3) SED and 4) Capacity Building and compared with targets for May 2015 and trajectories to May 2016 and 2017.

Annual Report - Third Year Results

The results presented here are part of the Annual Report for May 2016 which completes the third year of the RAP3 implementation according to the LogFrame. The results are grouped by LogFrame Outcomes and Outputs including 1) Employment, 2) LRN, 3) SED and 4) Capacity Building and compared with targets for May 2016 and trajectories to March 2017. The LogFrame against which these results have been derived is attached in Annex 1.

Annual Report – Fifth Year Results

The results presented here are part of the Annual Report for June 2018 which completes the fifth year of the RAP3 implementation and is now based on the LogFrame revised for the 2018 DFID Annual Review. The results are grouped by LogFrame Outcomes and Outputs including 1) LRN, 2) Employment 3) CONNECT and 4) Capacity Building and compared with targets for June 2018 and trajectories to June 2019. The 2018 DFID Annual Review LogFrame against which these results have been compared is attached in Annex 1.

Inclusiveness Report

The objective of this inclusiveness study was to provide an initial snapshot of RAP personnel views about inclusiveness in the workplace, with a specific focus on the RAP Kathmandu office. This study has been conducted as an initial step in gaining a deeper understanding of how RAP employees feel about RAP as a workplace and how inclusive they feel it is. The findings and recommended action points from this initial study will be reviewed by the Strategic Management Team (SMT) who will decide if a more thorough study should be conducted by inclusion specialists with the inclusion of district team members.

Climate Resilience Audit of Sanighat-Phukot-Syuna-Shipkhana District Road Kalikot

The Sanighat-Phukot-Syuna-Sipkhana District Road (SPSSDR, 17.650 Km), Kalikot lies in the higher Himalayan Zone of Province 6 of Nepal. The road has been constructed adopting labour based environmentally friendly and participatory (LEP) approach. The road is earthen surface and is designed and constructed following Nepal Rural Road Standard 1998 (1st revision in 2012). All constructed structures are flexible, and no permanent bridges and culverts are built. The main objectives of the resilience audit are to examine the adequacy of the current new-built civil engineering structures particularly water management structures, bio-engineering techniques, and propose opportunities for missing structures, assess the maintenance approach and provide plan of action including intervention measures to improve climate resilience of the road infrastructure as far as possible.

Statistics of Local Road Network (SLRN) 2016

Honourable Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Mr Hit Raj Pande launched the book “Statistics of Local Road Network (SLRN) 2016” on 10 February 2017 prepared with the technical and financial assistance of Rural Access Programme Phase 3 in Kathmandu.  The statistical book consists of LRN inventory data documented in District Transport Master Plan and GIS based district maps of 75 districts. This also includes the list of Local Road Bridges and their status.

From Idea to Trade

CONNECT, RAP3’s Business Development initiative, kicked off with a meeting in Doti on 6th June, 2016. Chaired by the LDO of Doti, Mr. Basudev Regmi, the meeting was introduced to the idea of a business incubation centre called the Idea Studio. Part of the Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM), it provides a platform for innovators and experts from academia, the private, technical and development sectors, to transform innovative ideas into successful businesses. From more than 600 ideas in the fields of agriculture, education, information technology and tourism, a total of 35 of the most creative business ideas were selected for mentorship at the incubation centre. Rupesh Krishna Shrestha, Associate Professor from Kathmandu University and the Departmental Director of Idea Studio, explained how Idea Studio invites concepts and ideas to the following address: PO Box 376 Bakhundol, Lalitpur, website: www.ideastudio.org.np phone number: 01-5520374 or contact RAP3 Office in Doti, phone number: 094420233, email: indra.adhikari@rapnepal.com

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