IFRTD Makes Submission to the UK's DFID White Paper Consultation
The UK government's Department for International Development (DFID) has recently completed a consultation process for the White Paper on International Development that is currently being compiled and is due to be published in July 2009. For more information please see the DFID website: http://consultation.dfid.gov.uk
The International Forum for Rural Transport and Development has made a comprehensive submission to the White Paper process aiming to highlight to DFID the continuing need for rural transport to be prioritised in order to overcome the poverty experienced by 1.05 billion women, men and children living in rural areas in developing countries.
The IFRTD submission highlights the critical role that rural transport plays in achieving socio-economic development and economic growth, through sustainable agricultural development and basic service provision; and also underlines the need for improved governance in the transport sector and the contribution that rural transport can make to combatting climate change.
To read the full submission click here: IFRTD's Submission to DFIDs White Paper 2009
Regional Latin America
Regional West and Central Africa IMTs
Safety and Security
Mobility as a Human Right
Regional Asia MDGs
Regional East and South Africa