This review takes place during the early phases of implementation of RAP3. The contract with IMC, the service provider for the main component of the project, was signed in May 2013 and the inception document was submitted to DFID in October 2013.
Given the extraordinary year Nepal has had with the recent Earthquake and the fact that Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP3) is a complex programme with multiple partners focused on one of the poorest and remote parts of the country, the programme has delivered significant results meeting most of the output targets. This is a marked improvement from the last Annual Review (AR).
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.
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
The results presented here are derived from the Trimesterly Report for November 2014 which completes the first year of implementation of the RAP3 programme. The results are grouped by LogFrame Outputs including 1) Employment, 2) LRN, 3) SED and 4) Capacity Building and compared with targets for Sept 2014 and trajectories to May 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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.
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.