This briefing paper summarises the mechanism for managing the continual improvement (CI) process on RAP3. The overall process for CI Management is summarised in the diagram below, which is explained further in the remainder of this paper.
This strategy document sets out our approach to improving both internal and external communications at district level. Effective district level communications activities will work to build awareness of RAP 3’s identity, values, activities and progress. This will boost public and government support for and trust in RAP 3’s operations and enhance its impact.
RAP3 is a large and complex programme that requires an efficient management system. The performance management component includes general programme management; quality management; financial management; risk management; and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
RAP3 is managed according to the principles and requirements of the International Standards Organisation (ISO). Internal Audits are a key aspect of the management system and apply to all aspects of RAP3, including implementation through other partners or Government.
The Year 2 Implementation Plan was endorsed by the RAP Steering Committee on 29th January and allows a number of initiatives to kick off. These include a new communications strategy, road safety forum, development of M&E section of RAPID (RAP Integrated Database), a review of the SED Programme, launch of a Continual Professional Development (CPD) programme for engineers and launch of District sections on the website.
In order to share the pertaining issues concerning their current work on RAP3 what has gone well and what has not and what we might do about setting this right, one day workshop was held on 5th June 2014 at Dhokaima Café, Lalitpur.
The overall objective of the workshop was to introduce the programme to the GoN partners, DoLIDAR and DDCs/DTOs. It also provided an opportunity for exchange of ideas and experiences of the main stakeholders of the programme districts.
Rural Access Programme started in 2001 with the financial grant assistance of UK government to the Government of Nepal completed its two phases of its implementation in seven rural hill districts of Nepal. At present, the programme is extended to 14 districts focusing to mid-west hill and mountain districts of Nepal.
Road safety is now becoming a major problem in Nepal. The Nepal Road Sector Assessment Study found that the rate of road fatalities (per 100,000 inhabitants per year) has risen to 17.1, compared to Cambodia 12.3, Malaysia 3.5, Australia 1.0 and the United Kingdom 0.7. The study also confirms that the rate of accidents is now increasing by over 25% each year.
A quick and easy guide to what RAP3 is all about.
A quick and easy guide to how RAP3 works with its district partners.