Progress Reports

Learning Note 1: Re-examining RAP in Nepal's Development Context

This report reviews the implementation of the Local Roads Network (LRN) component of RAP. The objectives of the LRN review were to: a) develop a quantitative analysis of RAP3 LRN; b) assess the effectiveness of current RAP3 LRN approaches in a sample of RAP 3 districts in delivering results and value for money; c) develop recommendations on the future effective delivery of the RAP LRN component.

LRN Review

This report reviews the implementation of the Local Roads Network (LRN) component of RAP. The objectives of the LRN review were to: a) develop a quantitative analysis of RAP3 LRN; b) assess the effectiveness of current RAP3 LRN approaches in a sample of RAP 3 districts in delivering results and value for money; c) develop recommendations on the future effective delivery of the RAP LRN component.

RAP Beneficiaries RCA Report

This Reality Check Approach (RCA) Study complements a ‘baseline’ RCA that was undertaken for RAP in May 2014 and constitutes a ‘one-off’ thematic study. The RCA study focused on RAP beneficiaries and their communities. RCA is an internationally recognised form of qualitative research that requires the study team to live with people living in poverty in their own homes for periods of time.

Process Monitoring Briefing Note 1

This note summarises Process Monitoring Reports conducted by the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component of DFID-Nepal’s Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP3). The summary looks at beneficiaries of RAP’s socioeconomic development (SED) activities in the core districts of Kalikot, Accham, Bajura, Humla, Dailkeh and Jumla. A particular area of focus was analysing how poor and disadvantaged group (DAG) members were impacted by the SED activities and the associated constraints. This exercise was conducted during the implementation of the original SED model implemented by RAP. Since late 2015, the SED model has been revised significantly, hence the learnings from this briefing note only reflects issues arising from the original SED model implemented between 2014 and early 2015.

Process Monitoring Briefing Note 2

This note summarises Process Monitoring Reports conducted by the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component of DFID-Nepal’s Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP3). The summary looks at migration and its linkages with the household economy among RAP beneficiaries in Dailkeh, Doti, Kalikot and Jumla. Migration is hugely significant throughout Nepal and the mid and far western districts are no exception. Migration from western areas to the Terai or India (and indeed within these Districts with mountain dwellers moving to the mid hills in winter) has been a regular seasonal choice for thousands of households for generations. The government and other development actors have implemented a number of public wage and social protection programmes to provide seasonal employment opportunities to help people in the mid and far west to cope with livelihood shocks and to address some of the consequences of distress migration. This exercise was conducted during the implementation of the original SED model implemented by RAP. Since late 2015, the SED model has been revised significantly, hence the learnings from this briefing note only reflects issues arising from the original SED model implemented between 2014 and early 2015.

Process Monitoring Briefing Note 3

This note summarises Process Monitoring Reports conducted by the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) component of DFID-Nepal’s Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP3). The summary looks at the Karnali Employment Programme Technical Assistance (KEPTA) project in Kalikot and Jumla. This exercise was conducted during the implementation of the original SED model implemented by RAP. Since late 2015, the SED model has been revised significantly, hence the learnings from this briefing note only reflects issues arising from the original SED model implemented between 2014 and early 2015.

RMG Baseline Report

This report outlines the results of a survey conducted in April and May 2015 of households where at least one member was a participant in a RAP funded Road Maintenance Group (RMG) in the mid and far western regions of Nepal. The survey supplement the results obtained from the 2014 RAP household survey which surveyed eight other domains, split into two groups of district: RAP “build” districts (Bajura, Kalikot, Humla, Mugu) and RAP “maintenance” districts (Doti, Achham, Dailekh and Jumla).

RCA Baseline Report

This report presents the main findings of the baseline Reality Check Approach  (RCA) study which was conducted in May 2014. The RCA study is the main qualitative element of the independent third party monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) of the Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP3) which is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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