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Rural Access Programme 3

UK aid from the British people

Project Data Last Updated: 02/06/2020

IATI Identifier: GB-1-203186

Partner Projects

Oxford Policy Management

  • Employment Led Poverty Reduction in Western Nepal The Karnali Education Programme (KEP) is based on the concept of the employment guarantee, with the objective of uplifting the livelihood and improving the social and economic condition of the people of Karnali. In addition to offering the district based wage rate to encourage a poverty focus, the KEP aims to ensure that it reaches the left out poor through additional targeting strategies to focus on families who are food insecure and who do not have other opportunities or alternative sources of livelihood. Total Project Budget: £4,785,485 DFID Funding: £4,785,485


  • Mugu Humla Link Road Project The Mugu Humla Link Road is to be implemented through RAP3. The road will connect Humla, the last unconnected district in Nepal, to neighbouring Mugu which is already connected to a strategic road. The objectives of the RAP3 - Mugu Humla Link Road (MHLR) project are to carry out the detailed engineering design and construct approximately 67 km of engineered fair-weather earth road in accordance with Nepal Rural Road Standards, including all associated stabilization and drainage works Total Project Budget: £15,500,000 DFID Funding: £1,801,211


  • Rural Access Programme 3 RAP3 is a continuation of the RAP1 and RAP2 with a focus on in rural road maintenance, short-term job creation, and poverty reduction and market led economic development. Total Project Budget: £1,000,000 DFID Funding: £1,280,034

DAI Europe

  • Rural Access Programme 3 DFID has been supporting the Nepal Rural Access Programme (RAP) to construct rural roads to increase access to market and social services for the rural poor and disadvantaged for the last 10 years through the RAP 1 and 2 programmes. The new phase of the Rural Access Programme will establish an independent monitoring, evaluation and learning component, for the first time. This activity will support robust assessments of impact and responsive thematic analysis on elements of the RAP approach to support policy and implementation processes. Total Project Budget: £1,632,505 DFID Funding: £2,327,154

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