SSATP Working Paper No. 55

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide practical guidance for planners, managers, and evaluators on the design and use of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for the Rural Travel and Transport Program (RTTP), and to ensure that these systems are gender sensitive - capturing the impact of RTTP interventions on both men and women. The Handbook is designed both to provide an overview of the general principles of M/E design for RTTP programs as well as to ensure that the systems fully address gender. It is being developed as a collaborative product of the Gender and Rural Transport Initiative (GRTI) and the national RTTP programs, and has already benefited from inputs from a number of member countries. The draft Handbook will be distributed to all RTTP countries for comments, and field-testing and experiences from the participating countries will be incorporated into subsequent editions. The Rural Travel and Transport Program (RTTP), which is now being implemented in 19 African countries, is a collaborative initiative between the World Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and several bilateral and multilateral donors agencies. The specific objectives of the RTTP are to help develop national rural transport policies and strategies to improve the planning, financing, and maintenance of rural roads, tracks, paths and footbridges; provide motorized and non-motorized rural transport services to move people and goods; and promote the use of least-cost methods, local resources, and small contractors for rural transport infrastructure works. The World Bank and other development agencies view the RTTP as a tool to advance reform in rural roads and transport policies, stimulate rural development and reduce poverty.

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Mar 2001
Petronella Maramba & Michael Bamberger