Manuals

RAP has tested a number of procedures for compensating RBGs who become injured whilst performing road-building tasks. RAP has insured RBG members through an insurance company against accidents during road construction activities. But the policies offered by the company did not cover all the issues and there was considerable delay on payment. Therefore, RAP revised and adopted an internal compensation policy in June 2006 and amended in July 2009, in March 2012, May 2014 and in August 2014 and in March 2017. Now based on these experiences, RAP intends to ‘self-insure’ i.e. absorb these medical treatment costs to compensate for the injured or disable or death cases as a project expenses.

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The aim of the LRN Implementation Manual is to provide all members of the LRN team with the details of where the documents and procedures required to deliver the LRN component of phase 3 of the Rural Access Programme can be found and to ensure that all District teams are working from the current version of all documents and procedures. As a result, the LRN Implementation Manual is presented in a lever arch folder so that updated procedures and documents can easily be removed and replaced with the new version as required. 

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Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the largest metropolitan city, the other two sister cities are Patan or Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. The city stands at an elevation of approximately, 1,400 meters in the bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal.

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Health and Safety Guidelines (H&SG) are focused on the security and management of physical assets, staff health & safety and management procedures, with a view to identifying potential hazards and threats faced by the Rural Access Programme 3 (RAP3). These differ according to the operational area.

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The RAP3 internal audit process was reviewed in September 2014 towards the end of Implementation Year 1 (IY1) and a new Risk Based Audit (RBA) approach developed for Implementation Year 2 (IY2) onwards[1]. In January 2015, the Performance Verification and Management (PMV) component was reviewed in relation to lessons learned during IY2, new requirements for IY3 implementation and performance management in general. These guidelines give detailed guidance on the overall management of the internal audit programme including planning, preparing for, conducting, reporting and following up on internal audits.

 

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Petroleum is highly flammable, explosive and toxic. Everyone who handles petrol must read and be familiar with the following:
1) Be sure containers are secured in the vehicle when transporting.

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The purpose of this brochure is to provide an overview of the Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP3). It describes the objective, core principles, programme areas, programme components and implementation arrangements. The target audience of the brochure are the stakeholders who are related with RAP3 implementation in general and the DDC and DTO officials in particular.

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The purpose of this Human Resource Manual and accompanying forms is to offer guidelines, standard procedures and templates to facilitate the effective Human Resource Management (HRM) of the Rural Access Programme Phase 3 (RAP3). This manual has been prepared by the Programme Manager (PM) specifically for the RAP 3 and it is important that all personnel understand the content of the manual. This employee handbook is a summary of policies, procedures and practices related to HRM at RAP 3.

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First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden injuries with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and/or promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available as awaiting stretcher as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut or wound.

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These  guidelines  describe  the  process  of creating  and  contracting  Road  Maintenance Groups  (RMGs) for  the  maintenance  of  the  District  Road  Core  Network  (DRCN) in  Nepal.  The  DRCN is  the  set  of main  rural  roads  providing  access to  all  Villa

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The RAP3 Finance Manual details the programme’s policies and procedures on Financial Reporting, Procurement & Contract Management, Asset Security and HR & Travel, which detail the internal controls in place to prevent and detect corruption.

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The large 7.8 Richter scale earthquake on 25 April 2015, which had the epicenter in Gorkha district in Western Nepal, and related aftershocks in the weeks after, underline the high risk of earthquake in Nepal. As Nepal lies in a seismic zone, the probability of large scale earthquake in Nepal is still very high. With this effect, each individual and their family must remain constantly prepared and vigilant. The Earthquake Preparedness Information Pack is intended to highlight the existing earthquake risks in Nepal and advise preparedness for such disastrous event.

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The RAP3 Public Audit is a monitoring process through which beneficiaries and stakeholders provide vital feedback on the design, delivery and expenditure of the programme.

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The SED procedures manual has been developed to clearly define the overall approach of the SED component of the third phase of the Rural Access Programme (RAP3) and the implementation methods to be used for each of the activities within the SED component. The manual, and the procedures that it outlines, have been developed based on the lessons learned from the first year of RAP3, and incorporates the relevant parts of partner’s guidelines along with RAP3 directives.  Wherever this document is in conflict with existing agreements between RAP3, partners, and/or third parties, those official agreements will supersede these guidelines.

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The SED procedures manual has been developed to clearly define the overall approach of the SED component of the third phase of the Rural Access Programme (RAP3) and the implementation methods to be used for each of the activities within the SED component. The manual, and the procedures that it outlines, have been developed based on the lessons learned from the first year of RAP3, and incorporates the relevant parts of partner’s guidelines along with RAP3 directives. Wherever this document is in conflict with existing agreements between RAP3, partners, and/or third parties, those official agreements will supersede these guidelines.

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The aim of the LRN Implementation Manual is to provide all members of the LRN team with the details of where the documents and procedures required to deliver the LRN component of phase 3 of the Rural Access Programme can be found and to ensure that all District teams are working from the current version of all documents and procedures. As a result, the LRN Implementation Manual is presented in a lever arch folder so that updated procedures and documents can easily be removed and replaced with the new version as required. 

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The SED procedures manual has been developed to clearly define the overall approach of the SED component of the third phase of the Rural Access Programme (RAP3) and the implementation methods to be used for each of the activities within the SED component. The manual, and the procedures that it outlines, have been developed based on the lessons learned from the first year of RAP3, and incorporates the relevant parts of partner’s guidelines along with RAP3 directives.  Wherever this document is in conflict with existing agreements between RAP3, partners, and/or third parties, those official agreements will supersede these guidelines.

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RAP3 Social Audit is a monitoring process through which project information is collected, analysed and shared publicly in a participatory fashion.

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The SED procedures manual has been developed to clearly define the overall approach of the SED component of the third phase of the Rural Access Programme (RAP3) and the implementation methods to be used for each of the activities within the SED component. The manual, and the procedures that it outlines, have been developed based on the lessons learned from the first year of RAP3, and incorporates the relevant parts of partner’s guidelines along with RAP3 directives.  Wherever this document is in conflict with existing agreements between RAP3, partners, and/or third parties, those official agreements will supersede these guidelines.

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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. RAP is helping to pioneer road safety assessment as part of the annual road condition surveys that are used to determine maintenance works which should allow road safety engineering responses to be funded through district maintenance budget.

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