The Sannnigaht-Syuna-Shipkhana district road (SSDR) is a newly constructed earthen road forming part of Kalikot’s District Road Core Network.The road construction started in October 2013 and has substantially been completed by December 2017, as standard norms of DoLIDAR. It was taken up by RAP3 based on Kalikot’s 5-Year District Transport Master Plan. The former District Development Committee (DDC) had prioritized this road mentioning that this road provides road facility to large number of population in minimum investment. The road is 18 km long and serves the population of 22,824 comprising Phukot, Syuna, Shipkhana, and Mumra villages and 7 schools. The SSDR is now connected to Khulalui-Hilsa (Karnali corridor) which is an important and strategic road of Nepal government and provides economic opportunities for the people of this area. It obviously increases access to regional and national markets, health and education sector.
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
This report presents findings from the second of two rounds of verification in 2017 of RAP3 reported results. The verification exercise was undertaken by RAP3’s independent MEL component. It was conducted between July-August 2017. The objective of the Verification Round 2 assignment was to independently verify RAP3’s reported results against one significant Disbursement Linked Indicator (DLI) - employment days. Resulted were verified over the period of one year: July 2016 to June 2017 in the four construction districts (Bajura, Humla, Kalikot and Mugu) which collectively generate the most employment days outputs across RAP3.