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Reminder: Innovation Award for Road Transport in Developing Countries
November 1, 2010

Details on a brand new award honouring the best efforts on the ground and in promoting the application of innovative, sustainable and good practices in the field of transport in the developing world.

IFRTD Regional Coordinator Peter Njenga on the Significance of the New Makete Website
September 2, 2010

East and Southern Africa Regional Coordinator, Peter Njenga, reflects on the significance of the new www.maketetree.org website that charts the history of the small Tanzanian transport programme that had a formative influence on the rural transport sector

thumbnail of Entries invited for Colin Relf Young Voices AwardEntries invited for Colin Relf Young Voices Award
September 2, 2010

Young people from developing countries are encouraged to enter the 2010 Colin Relf Award - Exploring new thinking in rural transport.

Rural Roads are to support agriculture development in Congo Brazzaville
July 6, 2010
1321km of new rural roads in Congo Brazzaville are expected to create new market opportunities for small producers.

The Rising Nepal highlights Rural Transport
July 5, 2010
Following the recent Gender and Transport Workshop in Bangkok Jhabindra Bhandari writes in the Rising Nepal about some of the critical issues that persist in rural areas of developing countries.

EU helps Malawi to improve 1,500 km of rural feeder roads
May 4, 2010

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July 7, 2009
Recommendations made on disbalility sensitive infrastructures and transport services to be mainstreamed in to national transport polcies of Sri Lanka

IFRTD's Colin Relf Young Voices Award - Second Round Winners Announced
June 12, 2009
IFRTD is delighted to announce the winners of the second round of the Colin Relf Young Voices Award, in which young people from developing countries expressed their ideas and opinions on the role of rural transport in sustainable agricultural development.

IFRTD Makes Submission to the UK's DFID White Paper Consultation
June 4, 2009
IFRTD has made a comprehensive submission to the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) White Paper consultation process, highlighting the critical role that rural transport plays in socio-economic development and economic growth.

Invest More in Africa's Roads
May 18, 2009
The goods which finally reach Katine market all bear the cost of transport over hundreds of miles to get there. Every Katine farmer ends up paying steeply for the costs of transporting his goods to market.

Atelier national Burkinabé sur la thématique: Transport et Décentralisation
April 29, 2009
Le Groupe Forum National Burkinabé (GFN) organise du 26 au 30 Avril 2009 un atelier national de réflexion sur le thème : « Mobilité et accessibilité en milieu rural du Burkina Faso : enjeux et opportunités des collectivités territoriales dans le contexte

National Workshop: Asset Management in Rural Roads - Issues and Challenges
April 29, 2009
Organised by PMGSY (Indian National Rural Roads Programme) the workshop will take place in Hyderabad, India, 28th-29th April 2009

Indian Village Paves Way to Love
March 8, 2009
More than 100 unmarried villagers in India's Bihar state are working flat out to build a 6km (3.7-mile) road to help their efforts to get married.

New ILO Publication:
March 7, 2009

Ghanaian Health workers warned to stay in rural areas
March 4, 2009
The Northern Regional Minister in Ghana has warns that commuting is taking a negative toll on the output of health personnel working in rural villages.

Suspense Story
January 7, 2009
In the hills of Nepal a bridge is not just a crossing place, it’s a lifeline which can mean the difference between poverty and prosperity.

SSATP Publishes a New Knowledge Product
January 7, 2009
SSATP is pleased to share the release of a new knowledge product entitled: A USER GUIDE TO ROAD MANAGEMENT TOOLS

The State of Rural Transport and Development - An International Workshop
November 19, 2008
From 22-24 October 2008, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian and international rural transport and development specialists gathered to review the current state of rural transport knowledge and practice. Are we facing the same challenges that existed 20 years ago,

"Mon niveau de pauvreté est plus accrue en raison du manque de transport"
October 30, 2008
De nouveaux témoignages oraux venant de la Mozambique publiés par Panos London ont été mis en relief les questions de transport rural, et l'accès à la santé en particulier.

DANIDA introduces rural transport issues at universities in Benin
October 24, 2008
In the context of its national communication strategy, DANIDA Benin has promoted the main transport-funded programme at several universities in June 2008.

Follow-up workshop in DRC
October 24, 2008
The National Forum Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo organises a meeting following a recent gTKP workshop on governance in Cameroon

Actualisation de la stratégie de développement du secteur du transport du Burkina Faso
October 24, 2008
Sous l’initiative du Ministère Burkinabé en charge des Transports, le Burkina Faso va procéder bientôt à l’actualisation de sa Stratégie de développement du secteur du transport

Announcing a 3 day international rural transport workshop
October 6, 2008
IFRTD, the ILO, and TFG announce an international workshop on the state of rural transport and development. The workshop will be held in Dar es Salaam from 22-24 October 2008.

L’annuaire statistique des Transports du Burkina Faso vient de paraître
September 30, 2008
Document de référence en matière de transport au Burkina Faso, l’Annuaire statistique 2007 du Ministère des Transports a été publié

Building the Road to Prosperity
September 23, 2008
SEACAP projects in Vietnam aim to give local workers more skills to build and maintain rural roads, Michael Libucha reports for Vietnam News.

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August 11, 2008

In efforts to help institutionalise rural transport and travel within IFAD's agricultural operations, a joint workshop was held in Rome in June 2008.

'Vaccines for Roads' Can Cut Road Deaths in Developing Countries
August 4, 2008
A new report by the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) prescribes simple affordable road infrastructure like footpaths, crossing points, and safe junctions to treat the pandemic of road traffic accidents in developing countries.

The Long Road Ahead
August 4, 2008
SEACAP 21, a DFID programme in Lao, is providing University Students with practical experience of slope and soil stabilisation techniques using local labour and materials.

Kingdom of Elephants Marches On
August 4, 2008
Recently officials from the Lao Ministry of Public Works (MPWT), Provincial Transport Departments, and SEACAP met to discuss the findings of a SEACAP feasibility report on capacity to carry out soil and slope stabilisation work on roads affected by landsl

Shell Sustainable Bitumen is hosting an Affordable Rural Roads Symposium
August 1, 2008
On August 22 Shell Sustainable Bitumen will co-host a Rural Roads Symposium in El Salvador

Nouveau numéro du bulletin "Mobilité" du GFN de la RDC
July 7, 2008
Le bulletin N°13 du mois de Mai 2008 du trimestriel du Groupe Forum National de la RDC vient de paraître.

Impact of fuel price rises in rural Sarawak
June 30, 2008
The Sarawak Dayak National Union (SDNU) recently organised a workshop to explore the impact of fuel price rises in rural Sarawak, Malaysia. Transport recommendations included social obligation subsidies from the private sector, and government support to

Rural Roads Project will improve the Quality of Life in Rural Albania
June 30, 2008
The World Bank approved a US$20 million credit for a rural roads project in Albania to improve access to essential services and economic markets, especially in rural areas, by improving the condition, management and financing of regional and local roads

3rd Latinamerican Asphalt Technical Seminar and 6th International Asphalt Conference
June 30, 2008
Taking place 4th - 9th of August in Bucaramanga, Colombia the programme and exhibitions will highlight the latest designs, products and materials from the sector

Rural Roads Worst affected by Sichuan Earthquake
June 7, 2008
Following the earhquake in Sichuan Province, China, over 17,000 km of rural roads have been destroyed at a cost of 16.2 billion yuan.

The Rise of Non-Engineered Roads in Nepal
June 3, 2008
With a new mood of political optimism in the country robust, but often slower practices of participatory road construction, have given way to ad hoc construction utilising heavy machinery

Bus services shun Zimbabwe's deteriorating roads
May 21, 2008
Service providers in the transport sector are shunning the Mberengwa area in Zimbabwe because the district’s road network is not accessible.

Kisii Training Centre organises International Engineers Course
May 13, 2008
From 6 October to 14 November 2008, the Kisii Training Centre in Kenya organises an International Engineers Course in labour-based technologies

The Papua New Guinea ‘Eastern Highlands, Women in Agriculture’ association call for greater assistance with getting produce to market
May 12, 2008
This highlands women’s association are publicising the fact that high transportation costs and poor road infrastructure, amongst other factors, prevent them from getting their goods to market

Intermediate Means of Transport Engineer needed for Lesotho Access and Mobility Study
May 12, 2008
An IMT Engineer is needed to join an 8 person multi-disciplinary team in March 2008 conducting a study into basic access and mobility standards and needs in Lesotho.

China and Democratic Republic of Congo to Complete Massive Mining for Infrastructure Deal
May 12, 2008
A deal worth $9 billion allowing China access to DRC copper and cobalt reserves in return for roads, railways and other infrastructure will be sealed imminently.

Funding and Project News from GRSP
May 11, 2008
The Global Road Safety Partnership announces major new funding agreements and the rolling out of its helmet wearing programme.

New Global Road Safety Blog
May 11, 2008
Follow a new blog by Matt Ericson, a PhD student at Monash University, Australia, who is currently undertaking research on rural road safety in Cambodia and the Lao PDR.

Improved infrastructure brings economic and social growth in Papua New Guinea
May 11, 2008
The growth in income due to rural infrastructure improvements is not to be understated. It has meant a difference in promoting poverty reduction.

Transport Indicators Workshop in Central and West Africa
May 6, 2008
Following workshops in South Africa, Peru, Kenya and Sri Lanka which were part of a collaboration with the World Bank's Transport and Social Responsibility Thematic group, IFRTD will co-host a workshop in Dakar to be held from 14-18 July 2008.

New Highways Revitalise Ancient Tea Horse Roads
April 29, 2008
China´s ancient trade routes - "Tea Horse Roads" - are being revitalised, helping tea farmers reach markets and communities access services.

Poverty in South Africa Exacerbated by poor transport
April 24, 2008
In a recent address South Africa's Transport Minister highlighted that "Poverty is exacerbated in most instances by lack of access to transport"

Two new editions from the DRC Newsletter online
April 11, 2008
The National Forum Group from DRC Congo has published new Mobility issues (11 and 12 in French) which focus on rural mobility and access in a rehabilitation context.

Major Road Project to Link Western Mongolia with PRC and Russia
April 11, 2008
Ambitious $200 million road project will link Mongolia with the People's Republic of China and Russia. Project will include road safety and community development components.

Treating access as a means to an end: an example from Nepal
April 11, 2008
A new overview of the Decentralised Rural Infrastructure and Livelihoods Project (DRILP) in Nepal demonstrates that local infrastructural development is considered as a means to an end, rather than previously an end in itself.

Improved transport infrastructure in Malawi is key to rural development
April 11, 2008
The need for improved transport infrastructure in Malawi recentlyfeatured in the opinion pages of the Daily Times online newspaper.

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March 5, 2008
A new publication from Benin explores the interaction between social and commercial activities and safety issues relating to transport infrastructure and services.

Rural Connectivity and Health Care in India
December 25, 2007
India's former president Dr APJ Kalam has called for improved rural connectivity with better transport facilities as a means of delivering better health care services.

IFRTD participated in the 14th Road Safety Conference
November 28, 2007
The 14th International Conference on Road Safety on 4 Continents (RS4C) welcomed a brilliant and remarkable participation from IFRTD.

thumbnail of Introducing rural transport in the university curricularIntroducing rural transport in the university curricular
November 24, 2007
The University of Dschang in West Cameroon has agreed to introduce rural transport issues in its curricular.

Soloman Island's Labour-Based Road Maintenance Workshop
November 3, 2007
Co-sponsored by AusAID, NZAID and the Asian Development Bank the workshop explored how labour-based techniques can play a key role in the Soloman Island's ongoing road improvement programme.

Workshop on Road Financing to be Held in DRC
November 1, 2007
On the 17th of November 2007, the National Forum Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo will organise a workshop to debate the institutional arrangements in road financing.

Rural transport and Mobility in West and Central Africa - The proceedings from the SDC/Skat Workshop
October 31, 2007
The regional SDC workshop held in N'Djamena (Chad) from 18 to 21 September focused on lessons learned to define future challenges.

IFRTD Asia Held 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam
October 31, 2007
IFRTD Asia held the 6th Annual Regional Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam from 14 to 15 September 2007.

Zimbabwe: Rural Commuters Are Going Nowhere
October 29, 2007
Rural commuters in Zimbabwe cannot catch a bus to their nearest clinic or shop anymore as the spiralling economic decline forces many transport operators to shut down their services in the countryside.

PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development new newsletters online
October 26, 2007
PNG Network for Rural Transport and Development newsletters online

Cambodia National Community of Transport Practitioners (CNCTP) drafts their Strategy for 2007-2010
October 4, 2007
Cambodian National Community of Transport Practioners (CNCTP) is in the process of drafting their strategy to assist addressing the issues of the rural transport sector in the country.

Rural Road Maintenance Sustaining the Benefits of Improved Access
October 4, 2007
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently issued a new publication on rural road maintenance.

The Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)
September 7, 2007
A partnership between bilateral donors, multilateral agencies and African institutions, the ICA makes its members more effective at supporting infrastructure by pooling efforts in selected key areas.

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August 17, 2007
South East Asia Community Access Programme and IFRTD will organise an international networking workshop followed by the regional governance meeting

thumbnail of SEACAP Programme Update: Sustainable Rural Roads Access in Lao PDRSEACAP Programme Update: Sustainable Rural Roads Access in Lao PDR
August 11, 2007
An update from SEACAP 17 in Lao PDR which aims to identify cost effective locally resourced methods of improving year round rural road access for poor rural communities.

At the Crossroads: Which Way Now for the World Bank’s Transport strategy?
August 11, 2007
The Bretton Woods Project recently published a brief by Public World Director Brendan Martin likening the World Bank’s new transport strategy to a British train ‘running late with no public announcement as to the delay’.

Seacap Programme Update: Rural Road Surfacing Research in Vietnam
August 8, 2007
An update from SEACAP projects 1 and 4 on research into new cost effective ways of using locally available materials in rural road construction in Vietnam.

Announcing an International Symposium on Mobility and Health - October 2007
August 8, 2007
The Mobility and Health international networked research programme will culminate with an International Symposium at the Global Forum for Health in Beijing, China.

New French Email Discussion Group for IFRTD Members
August 7, 2007
Established by the IFRTD Secretariat in West and Central Africa, this new email discussion group will provide a forum for French speakers to exchange ideas, experiences and resources on rural transport and development issues.

French Virtual Forum Announced.
August 7, 2007
IFRTD members in Central and Western Africa and other francaphone nations are invited to share in a series of discussions on rural transport services throughout July 2007.

thumbnail of Crime hits Uganda motorbike taxisCrime hits Uganda motorbike taxis
August 7, 2007
Motorbike taxi operators in eastern Uganda are asking to be allowed to carry guns and knives to protect themselves from marauding robbers.

International Engineers Course - Labour based road construction and maintenance
August 7, 2007
The Kisii Training Centre in Kenya is running an international course to equip engineers with labour based road construction and maintenance methods. Applications are invited for the course running from 8th October - 17th November 2007.

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August 6, 2007
An update on the ongoing SEACAP funded process to update Cambodia's Rural Roads Policy.

Sustainable Road Financing & Investment
July 4, 2007
Papers from an international Seminar held in Tanzania to address issues of sustainable road financing and investment, are now online.

World Bank – A Decade of Transport in Action
July 3, 2007
The World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), [formally the Operations Evaluation Department (OED)] has released a report entitled ‘A Decade of Transport in Action’. The report evaluates and assesses the World Bank’s transport projects from the las

New Rural Transport Blog
June 30, 2007
An opportunity to become a guest blogger for the gTKP rural transport blog.

Improving Access to Markets and Services in Bhutan
May 15, 2007
In April 2007 the World Bank approved an IDA grant of $10 million to fund the Second Bhutan Rural Access Project.

Awareness Programme on Rural Transport for Heads of Local Government bodies in Sri Lanka
May 9, 2007
Local Government Heads learn about Rural Transport needs

Call for Papers Deadline - Road Safety on Four Continents
April 27, 2007
The deadline for paper submissions to the Road Safety on Four Continents 14th International Conference is imminent.

Gender Focus for the Village Bicycle Project in Ghana
April 19, 2007
Ghana's Village Bicycle Project's 2006 review is now online introducing new women's programmes that are training women as bicycle repair instructors.

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April 12, 2007
IFRTD's Executive Secretary and two regional representatives from the Latin American network attended the World Bank Transport Forum week from 26-30 March in Washington DC.

Latest RDC GFN Bulletin Online
April 1, 2007
The latest bulletin of the DRC National Forum Group (GFN) is now online

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March 27, 2007
ILO-ASIST's 1st announcment of seminar entitled “Prioritising Employment Creation in Government Policies and Investments in Infrastructure Programmes” to be held 08-12 October 2007, Durban South Africa.

thumbnail of Outcomes of the Africa Transport Safety ConferenceOutcomes of the Africa Transport Safety Conference
March 27, 2007
The Africa Transport Safety Conference brings into profile the issue of Rural Transport Safety

Rural Transport Safety - Time for a Broader Debate?
March 26, 2007
IFRTD members in Peru, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and India have completed a series of complementary case studies to highlight the specific transport safety issues faced by rural communities in developing countries.

Cuba Meeting Highlights Practical Rural Transport Initiatives
March 25, 2007
The Cuba National Forum Group for Rural Transport and Development recently organised The III National Meeting of Rural Transport Service Drivers to share knowledge and ideas for improved rural transport in Cuba.

Linking Poverty Reduction and Road Management in Ethiopia
March 25, 2007
The Ethiopian Rural Travel and Transport Programme (ERTTP) recently held their 6th annual meeting in Addis Ababa.

Children, Mobility and Transport in Sub-Saharan Africa
November 3, 2006
An inception workshop was held for in Malawi for this innovative new research programme on children, mobility and transport in Sub-Saharan Africa

Training Workshop - Appropriate Technology Road Works for Enhanced Livelihoods
November 3, 2006
A two week training workshop will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, between 29th Jan and 9th Feb 2007. The course, organised by Intech Associates in association with the CITC is targeted at professionals involved in road works implementation

thumbnail of 2o Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural2o Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural
October 31, 2006
Del 30 de agosto al 1 de Septiembre del 2006 se realizó, en Popayán el 2o. Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural, con la presencia de más de 180 personas

Bearing the Milk Burden
October 31, 2006
A workshop in Uruguay will address the challenges of developing rural infrastructure to support the needs of the milk trade.

thumbnail of II Simposio Colombiano de Transporte RuralII Simposio Colombiano de Transporte Rural
October 18, 2006
Popayán, Colombia, 1 y 2 de junio Invitación a inscribir ponencias hasta el 30 de abril.

Securite et Transport Rurale -Appel à candidature
October 18, 2006
IFRTD fait appel a 4 petits cas d’etudes en Afrique, en Asie et en Amerique Latine

IFRTD nominated as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Planning of the 4th African Road Safety Congress.
October 2, 2006
IFRTD has been invited to be a member of the advisory committee that is organising the 4th African Road Safety Congress. (Ghana, February 2007)

thumbnail of Women, Development and Transport in Rural Eastern Cape, South AfricaWomen, Development and Transport in Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 27, 2006
A newly published monograph from HSRC Press

23rd World Road Congress
September 27, 2006
The abstracts deadline for the PIARC 23rd World Road Congress draws near!

FAO introduces new section of work on Rural Infrastructure
September 25, 2006
IFRTD has been invited to attend the Consultations to inform this new programme

Rural Transport Safety Studies- call for participation
September 20, 2006
IFRTD is commissioning 4 small case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa

The Makete Approach: From Pilot Project to Policy Impact and Institutionalisation
September 3, 2006
A new research study is launched to assess the impact of the Makete Integrated Rural Transport Project 20 years after its inception

Call for Expressions of Interest in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos
June 28, 2006

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June 28, 2006
The Institute of Development Studies has published a new id21 insight with the theme of rural transport and the Millennium Development Goals.

10th Transnet Meeting - Rural Roads Maintenance and Financing
May 9, 2006
An event to provide an overview on the 'state of the art' in Rural Roads Maintenance and Financing.

Post-disaster Guidelines launched by LFRTD
January 30, 2006
The Lanka Forum for Rural Transport and Development (LFRTD) has launched Guidelines for the rehabilitation of Rural Transport systems after natural disaster

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November 8, 2005
Forum news 12.2: Community Participation in Transport Management, is now available online

ILO ASIST Regional Seminar
October 10, 2005
ILO ASIST Africa, together with the Kenya Roads Board, convened a very successful regional seminar on labour based technologies for rural roads.

Inaugural AFCAP Meeting
October 10, 2005
The inaugural meeting of the African Community Access Programme (AFCAP) was held on 29th and 30th September

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July 11, 2005
Public Seminar held in Colombo on rural road programmes of India and Sri Lanka

IFG News Update - May 2005
May 17, 2005
The International Focus Group on Rural Road Engineering (IFG) has posted its latest news update online

Projects

Resources

Forum News 15.3: Why are we still talking about women headloading?
November 9, 2010
Download Forum News 15.3 which focuses on the gender and transport agenda; what has been achieved and what comes next.

Forum News 15.2: Health and Transport: a pioneering partnership
November 8, 2010

Download Forum News 15.2 which focuses on the findings of the Mobility and Health Networked Research Programme.

Transport safety: a rural epidemic too
November 6, 2010

 An article featured in the 2010 Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book.  Highlighting IFRTD's commitment to broadening international understanding of the transport safety agenda to encompass the experience of communities in rural settings. 

Transport and the Three Delays Model of Mortality
November 3, 2010
A poster depicting the links between mobility and health for poor communities in developing countries using the Three Delays Model of Maternal Mortality.

Gender, Economic Integration and Cross-border Infrastructure Development - Compilation of Workshop Abstracts
July 1, 2010

A compilation of abstracts presented at the Gender, Economic Integration and Cross-Border Infrastructure Development Workshop in June 2010 is now available online.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Mobility Needs as a means to achieve the health related MDGs
June 8, 2010

Presentations made at the IFRTD side event hosted at the 18th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development

Forum News 15.1: A Moving Issue: Children and young people's transport and mobility constraints in Africa.
May 28, 2010

The latest Forum News edition now available online, focuses on the innovative children and mobility research programme pioneered by the University of Durham

Balancing the Load, Women, Gender and Transport Coedited by Priyanthi Fernando and Gina Porter (2002)
October 1, 2009
The book, Balancing the Load. Women, Gender and Transport, brings together case studies from an international networked research programme.

A Means to an end: transport and the Millennium Development Goals
November 5, 2008
An exploration of the critical relationship between transport and each of the MDGs, and the challenges that must be overcome to enable transport to maximise its potential and fulfil a catalytic role in the delivery of the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.

Forum News 13.3: Time to Broaden the Transport Safety Debate?
February 0, 2007

Forum News edition focusing on rural transport and safety.

Mobility and Health: The Impact of Transport Provision on Direct and Indirect Determinants of Access to Health Services
November 3, 2006

A literature review on Mobility and Health prepared by Dr Kate Molesworth, Swiss Centre for International Health.

Forum News 13.1: Transport Hubs: A new perspective for rural transport services
June 2, 2006
Forum News issue focusing on rural transport hubs.

Forum News 12.4: Poverty Watch: Making transport count in poverty reduction
February 2, 2006

Forum News issue highlighting the IFRTD Poverty Watch programme and its findings.

The Makete Approach: The Case of PIRTP and RAMPA in Malawi. By Alexander R Phiri
January 15, 2006
This Malawi case study is part of a series of studies completed under and IFRTD initiated project 'The Makete Approach' to evaluate the impact of the pioneering MIRTP project on the policy and institutional landscape of todays transport sector.

Forum News 12.3: Rural Transport for a Greener Future
December 2, 2005
Forum News issue focused on rural transport and the environment.

Forum News 12.2: Passive Recipients to Active Participants
September 2, 2005
Forum News focused on community participation in transport management.

Forum News 12.1: Reconstructing Vulnerability or Reconstruction with Change?
March 2, 2005
Forum News focusing on transport and disasters.

Toolkit for Promoting the Sustainability of Rural Transport Infrastructure
December 2, 2004

This interactive Toolkit identifies some of the key factors that influence the success or failure of locally driven rural transport interventions.

Forum News 11.2: Transport - The Missing Link?
October 2, 2003

Forum News focusing on making services work for poor people.

Forum News 10.3: Making Transport Work for the Poor
March 3, 2003

Forum News issue focused on transport and poverty.

Forum News 10.1: Reducing Risk and Accelerating Recovery
July 3, 2002
Forum News focusing on rural transport and disasters.

Local Transport Solutions for Rural Development
June 5, 2002

Download the photographic book by Paul Starkey

Forum News 9.4: Moving Mountains
April 1, 2002
Forum News issue 9.4 (April 2002) focuses on access and mobility in mountainous areas.

Forum News 9.2: Good Governance and Capacity Building, 2 Sides of the Same Coin
October 3, 2001
Forum News focusing on transport and governance.

Forum News 8.3: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Groups
February 3, 2001
Forum News focusing on transport and vulnerable groups.

Forum News 8.2: Too Fast, Too Slow? - Fiscal Policy in the Transport Sector
September 3, 2000
Forum News issue focusing on transport, taxation and economic policies.

Forum News 8.1: Transport with Animal Power
June 3, 2000
Forum News issue focusing on animal traction.

Forum News 7.4: Bridges: linking Rural Communities to Livelihoods
May 3, 2000
Forum News issue focused on bridges.

Forum News 7.3: The Forum Looks to the Future
January 3, 2000
Millennium edition of Forum News

Forum News 5.3: Community Participation
December 1, 1997