Programme Documents

RAP3 implementation started in 2013 is scheduled to complete in June 2019. This IY5 plan is the final year plan of programme implementation. Output results show the programme has met the yearly milestone targets and is proceeding on right track. The IY5 plan mainly focuses on tasks that are required to complete remaining activities delineated in the programme logical framework and some other additional tasks proposed that help support to address infrastructure sector related issues under the new federal set-up. In view of the changed scenario, RAP3 has proposed to address the emerging federalisation of government work plan for the final year of the programme.

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The 2016 DFID Annual Review recommended that IMC shift its Implementation Year to align with the GON fiscal year, normally 16th July to 15th July the following year. It was agreed that the best way to do this would be to extend IY3 by 5 months to the end of June using results derived from the new, 2017 LogFrame. Accordingly the 2017 Annual Review start in June, which is the end of the working season, and the draft will hopefully be completed by July to allow its recommendations feed into the design of IY4. The final draft should be available by August 2017 and signed off before September.

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The 2016 DFID Annual Review recommended that IMC shift its Implementation Year to align with the GON fiscal year, normally 16th July to 15th July the following year. It was agreed that the best way to do this would be to extend IY3 by 5 months to the end of June using results derived from the new LogFrame. This suggests that the next Annual Review should start by May 2017, which is the end of the working season, and be completed by July to allow its recommendations feed into the design of IY4.

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Following the signing of an MOU between the British and Nepali governments earlier this year to expand the RAP3 by GBP36 million and extend the programme period from March 2017 to October 2019, the planning of Year 3 Implementation adopts a two stage strategy. The first stage is based on the current budget and time frame to the end of March 2017. This was submittedin Draft form on 21st December 2015 to DFID and GON for comment by 15th January 2016. This allows time for IMC to respond to comments and queries by 20th January 2016 after which the plan will be submitted to DFID for their formal approval by the end of the month. An Amendment No5 will be prepared after 15th January to be signed by DFID and IMC to allow implementation of IY3 to proceed from 1st February 2016.

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An outline Strategy for IY2 was prepared in November, following which the IMC LogFrame and ARAMPs were used to set informed targets by the end of December 2014, after which DFID will take up to one month to approve the contract amendment based on the Year 2 Implementation Plan. In support of this approach

  • DFID have extended the Implementation of Year1 to the end of January 2015 provide for detailed planning.
  • The new ARAMP has been approved by DOLIDAR‟s Technical Committee
  • DFID and GON have also confirm the RAP3 and IMC LogFrames ahead of detailed setting of targets and results.
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There are five key milestones in the Inception Phase each one linked to a milestone/results payment as shown below. The Implementation Plan is the fourth milestone of the Inception Phase. It builds on the “Baseline, milestone and outcome report”, which was submitted to DFID on 23rd August 2013. The Implementation Plan incorporates a series of subsequent decisions by DFID concerning budget options and related results and outcomes. This means that the TA team has now completed 90% of the results based total budget for the Inception Phase.

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The results presented here are part of the Annual Report for June 2018 which completes the fourth year of the RAP3 implementation and is now based on the LogFrame revised for the 2018 DFID Annual Review. The results are grouped by LogFrame Outcomes and Outputs including 1) LRN, 2) Employment 3) CONNECT and 4) Capacity Building and compared with targets for June 2018 and trajectories to June 2019. The 2018 DFID Annual Review LogFrame against which these results have been compared is attached in Annex 1.

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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.

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The results presented here are derived from the Trimesterly Report for July 2015 which completes the second 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 2015 and trajectories to May 2016 and 2017.

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The results presented here are derived from the Trimesterly Report for November 2014 which completes the first year of implementation of the RAP3 programme. The results are grouped by LogFrame Outputs including 1) Employment, 2) LRN, 3) SED and 4) Capacity Building and compared with targets for Sept 2014 and trajectories to May 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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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

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he 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.

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Given the extraordinary year Nepal has had with the recent Earthquake and the fact that Rural Access Programme  Phase  3  (RAP3)  is  a  complex  programme  with  multiple  partners  focused  on  one  of  the poorest and remote parts of the country, the programme has delivered significant results meeting most of the output targets. This is a marked improvement from the last Annual Review (AR).

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This review takes place during the early phases of implementation of RAP3. The contract with IMC, the service provider for the main component of the project, was signed in May 2013 and the inception document was submitted to DFID in October 2013.

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CONNECT’s primary focus is to deliver economic growth resulting in improved livelihoods over the long term. Our partnerships, with clearly defined goals and exit strategies developed and agreed with MSME partners prior to investment, are the catalysts for change.

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The Sanighat-Phukot-Syuna-Sipkhana District Road (SPSSDR, 17.650 Km), Kalikot lies in the higher Himalayan Zone of Province 6 of Nepal. The road has been constructed adopting labour based environmentally friendly and participatory (LEP) approach. The road is earthen surface and is designed and constructed following Nepal Rural Road Standard 1998 (1st revision in 2012). All constructed structures are flexible, and no permanent bridges and culverts are built. The main objectives of the resilience audit are to examine the adequacy of the current new-built civil engineering structures particularly water management structures, bio-engineering techniques, and propose opportunities for missing structures, assess the maintenance approach and provide plan of action including intervention measures to improve climate resilience of the road infrastructure as far as possible.

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The objective of this inclusiveness study was to provide an initial snapshot of RAP personnel views about inclusiveness in the workplace, with a specific focus on the RAP Kathmandu office. This study has been conducted as an initial step in gaining a deeper understanding of how RAP employees feel about RAP as a workplace and how inclusive they feel it is. The findings and recommended action points from this initial study will be reviewed by the Strategic Management Team (SMT) who will decide if a more thorough study should be conducted by inclusion specialists with the inclusion of district team members.

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Honourable Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Mr Hit Raj Pande launched the book “Statistics of Local Road Network (SLRN) 2016” on 10 February 2017 prepared with the technical and financial assistance of Rural Access Programme Phase 3 in Kathmandu.  The statistical book consists of LRN inventory data documented in District Transport Master Plan and GIS based district maps of 75 districts. This also includes the list of Local Road Bridges and their status.

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IMC Worldwide Ltd (IMC) is committed to the Modern Slavery Act of 2015. We have always had a zero tolerance for corruption, bribery, forced work, and other unethical actions. We will continue to improve our processes and procedures to continuously combat such acts.  

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