Reports and Publications

RAP Policy Brief 2

This policy brief summarises the recent once-in-a-lifetime historical political change in Nepal with the country transitioning to a Federal Republic. The policy brief highlights this with respect to its effects on the Local Roads Network (LRN) sector. It highlights the recent political changes and potential impact on how rural roads are managed from an institutional and policy perspective.

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This document provides the brief information about District Team Leader, District Coordinator and assigned vehicles in the district.

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This project progress report covers the activities from January 2018 to March 2018. During this reporting period AFN has produced 13 radio program episodes covering nine RAP 3 districts, namely Dadeldhura, Doti,Achham, Bajura, Dailekh,Humla, Jumla, Kalikot and Mugu. The program episodes were broadcast through 17 different radio stations of those districts and two other radio station from Banke and Kanchanpur district. And a field visit to conduct listeners' survey, audio collection and video capturing of road opening is carried out and 9 public hearing has been completed during this reporting period.

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This report covers the progress of RAP3 over the Second Trimester of FY 2074-75, 16th November 2017 to 15 March 2018. It provides data and information relating to progress of RAP3 over the last Trimester and plans for the next Trimester. RAP3 was on track in meeting progress and financial targets set for the trimester period mid-November 2017 to mid-March 2018 (see page iv). The key successes in the last trimester include: (a) Handover of 20km new road to Raskot Municipality in Kalikot; (b) Accomplished test drives of two substantially completed new roads in Bajura; (c) Second round of municipal workshops with 135 rural and urban municipalities to determine scope of RAP3 support to capacity building; (d) Third party financial audit of RAP3 spend; (e) Generated 423,925 employment days for poor households in 14 districts (f) Pilot Term Maintenance Programme using Schedule of Rates on going in core districts (g) CONNECT leveraging private sector funding for businesses in far west The main deliveries and activities for the next trimester (16 to 15 July 2018)

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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.

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This report covers the progress of RAP3 over the First Trimester of FY 2074-75, 16th July to 15th November 2017. It provides data and information relating to progress of RAP3 over the last Trimester and plans for the next Trimester.
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A List of field verification reports shows the status of verification activity. Findings and recommendations of verification reports are reviewed by management and fed into RAP3’s Continual Improvement Plan.

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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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This report covers the progress of RAP3 over the third Trimester of FY 2073-74, 16th March to 15th July 2017. It provides data and information relating to progress of RAP3 over the last Trimester. A Summary reviews the physical and financial progress of RAP at the end of the last Trimester. This shows cumulative physical progress in relation to the programme extended period i.e. June 2019. The programme physical progress has reached at 81.5%, time elapsed at 68.31% and financial progress at 71.52%, all nicely grouped. The summary also lists activities carried out last Trimester and those planned for the next Trimester.

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