The Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP3) is an UKaid funded programme that aims to improve the livelihood of the poor people of the programme areas through increase in income and resilience through employment, sustainable access to markets and improved access to economic opportunities in the rural transport infrastructure. The workshop was organised on 12th and 13th of January, 2017 at Local Development Training Academy, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. The workshop was scheduled from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm for two days.
The objectives of this workshop were:
- To review the progress/achievements being made in implementation of the programme last year and announce the extension of the programme up to 2019.
- To share experiences and lessons learnt.
- To discuss problems and challenges being faced during implementation and ways to resolve them.
- To provide constructive feedback for preparing implementation plan for next year.
This report covers the progress of RAP3 over the third Trimester of FY 2073-74, 16th July to 15th November 2016. 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 at 88.5%, time elapsed at 89.13% and financial progress at 89.3%, all nicely grouped. The summary also lists activities carried out last Trimester and those planned for the next Trimester.
The 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.
This midline report presents the findings from a panel survey of 3,600 households in eight districts in the Mid and Far West of Nepal and incorporates qualitative findings from a complementary Reality Check Approach (RCA) study. This mixed-methods approach was conducted in mid-2016, precisely two years after the baseline, to provide a longitudinal analysis of socio-economic changes in this region as well as an objective assessment of the impact of the third phase of the DFID’s Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP3).
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.