Programme Documents

RAP3 Specific Maintenance Groups - Pilot Feedback Report

For the 2016/17 construction season RAP3 launched piloting of a new approach for the performance of Specific Road Maintenance which covers spot improvements to deal with critical access bottlenecks on the DRCN. Piloting was performed in Achham, Dailekh, Doti and Jumla with an annual budget per District of NRs 6 million under RAP3 direct funding. This report presents feedback on this first year of piloting in order to inform the intended further pilotingthrough a 2nd year (2017/18 i.e. RAP3 IY4) and is based largely on post-work questionnaires combining the views of RAP3 DTA, DCCs and the SMGs.

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.

Implementation Plan for Year 3.5

The 2016 DFID Annual Review recommended that IMC shift its Implementation Year to align with the GON fiscal year, normally 16th July to 15th July the following year. It was agreed that the best way to do this would be to extend IY3 by 5 months to the end of June using results derived from the new LogFrame. This suggests that the next Annual Review should start by May 2017, which is the end of the working season, and be completed by July to allow its recommendations feed into the design of IY4.

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: phone number: 01-5520374 or contact RAP3 Office in Doti, phone number: 094420233, email: