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IFRTD Projects

Developing Indicators to Assess Rural Transport Services March 13, 2012

The IFRTD in conjunction with Paul Starkey has been awarded a research contract by the African Community Access Programme (AFCAP) to develop and test indicators that can be used to assess how good rural transport services are at providing access for rural people.

thumbnail of Accessing Health Care on Three WheelsAccessing Health Care on Three Wheels
July 12, 2010

A newly launched rickshaw project provides 24 hr emergency transport to access vital health care services for rural women in 5 villages in Rajasthan, India

thumbnail of Transport IndicatorsTransport Indicators
April 20, 2010
IFRTD collaborated with the World Bank to host a series of regional workshops reviewing the measures and indicators that are used in the transport sector.

thumbnail of Simple Stretchers Breathe Life into Rural NepalSimple Stretchers Breathe Life into Rural Nepal
January 11, 2010

A Pilot Project to evaluate the impact of community managed stretchers on access to healthcare

Rural Transport Safety and Security
November 5, 2007

5 small research studies carried out by IFRTD members in India, Madagascar, Cameroon, Peru and Sri Lanka, to explore transport safety and security in a rural context.

thumbnail of Poverty Watch: Making Transport Count in Poverty ReductionPoverty Watch: Making Transport Count in Poverty Reduction
April 20, 2006
Poverty Watch is an IFRTD initiated programme that enables civil society to monitor transport investments and to encourage pro-poor transport policies.

Transport Hubs
May 5, 2005
IFRTD members have identified the concept of transport hubs as a potentially useful tool for understanding and building upon the natural evolution of transport organisation in rural areas.

Waterways and Livelihoods
April 5, 2004
A networked research project that aimed to raise the profile of RWT in the transport sector and among development planners, increase its visibility as an issue, and contribute to new knowledge about the impact of rural water transport on poor communities.

thumbnail of Improving Mobility Workshop SeriesImproving Mobility Workshop Series
December 1, 2003
IFRTD's Improving Mobility Workshop Series was a linked set of events held in Asia, Africa and Latin America to build upon consultations that fed into a World Bank publication.

thumbnail of Balancing the Load Balancing the Load
April 19, 1998
Balancing the Load (1996 - 1999) is a pioneering international networked research programme initiated by the IFRTD to explore and profile the relationship between gender and rural transport.