Programme Documents

Ms Kaldhari Saud 54, a wife and mother of 54, lives in Bajura in the Mid and Far West of Nepal. She rears 2 cows, 1 calf, 2 oxenand 2 goats and earns an income from producing ginger and turmeric on a small plot of land and selling it in the local village and markets.She is an active member of the Pragatisil vegetable producer group.

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Satyarupa Karki, 35, is a road building group member in Mugu, one of the remotest and most underdeveloped areas of Nepal.  Since March 2014 she has worked on the construction of a 23km stretch of the local road network being built under the Rural Access Programme (RAP).  Satyarupa’s work digging the track and carrying stones to the construction site will connect remote communities to essential services.  And, for the first time, she is receiving a wage. 

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Pushpa Hamal, 41 from Dailekh is a Special Maintenance Group (SMG) member with Rural Access Programme (RAP). She has been the chairperson for the group for the last one year. She is also a member of the community mothers group (Aama Samuha), the women’s group (Mahila Samuha) and the agriculture Group (Krishi Samuha).  And is the mother of three sons, Bhupendra, Laxman and Prakash Shahi.  Her husband migrated to Saudi Arabia two and half years ago in search of work.  In the last year, Pushpa has helped maintain and build a number retaining walls (dry stone as well as gabion walls) and stone soling works in critical sections of the road.  Special Maintenance Group members like the one that Pushpa leads, are responsible for localised road repairs targeting access bottlenecks at critical sections and complimenting routine and recurrent activities. 

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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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