News Archive - General News - 2012
The SSATP has anncounced a new working paper titled "Rural Transport: Improving its Contribution to Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa"
IFRTD Release Position Paper
November 21, 2012
"The Role of Transport in MDGs and Positioning the Sector in Support of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: A Discussion Paper"
This handbook provides an essential reference for governments and development agencies, in order to plan and introduce practical, affordable and sustainable, rehabilitation and maintenance programmes for their country's rural road systems.
Older People's Access to Transport and its Implications: Findings from a Recent AFCAP Study in Rural Tanzania
November 9, 2012
A recent study supported by Africa Community Access Programme [AFCAP] brought together collaborators from a number of agencies, led by HelpAge International and the University of Durham, in a small research project in 10 rural settlements in Tanzania
Transport Research Circular September 2012 - "The Promise of Rural Roads"
October 9, 2012
Review of the role of low-volume roads in rural connectivity, poverty reduction, crisis management and livability
Rural Transport Services Indicators website
October 9, 2012
Visit the RTSi website for information and updates on the project as well as online resources for the project
The progress paper for the project created to develop and test indicators that can be used to assess how good rural transport services are at providing access for rural people is now available online.
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is financing the Africa Community Access Programme (AFCAP). AFCAP is a research initiative designed to address the challenges of providing reliable access for poor communities in Africa.
Warning of email scam
July 30, 2012
There is an email scam using IFRTD's name
IFRTD is involved in a partnership to implement an action research project called "Rural Logistics for Smallholder Farmers to Meet New Agricultural Market Demands"
Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book
May 30, 2012
The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book is an essential source of information on key aspects of policy issues for all Commonwealth Ministers, from trade to transport.
IFRTD: Developing Indicators for Rural Transport Services - update
May 29, 2012
An update on the work IFRTD have been doing with Paul Starkey to develop and test a set of indicators that can be used to assess rural transport services.
"Gender, Roads and Mobility In Asia" Publication
April 4, 2012
The book "Gender, Roads and Mobility in Asia", edited by Kyoko Kusakabe, is now available
Forum News Volume 16 Issue 1: Accessible Transport
March 27, 2012
The new IFRTD Forum News "Accessible Transport" can now be viewed online
Research Project: 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.
IFRTD Eastern and Southern Africa in a partnership for a new project in Kenya
February 29, 2012
IFRTD is involved in a partnership to implement an action research project called "Rural Logistics for Smallholder Farmers to Meet New Agricultural Market Demands".
E-Discussion on Climate Change and Accessibility
February 29, 2012
The IFRTD Latin America network carried out during most of January an e-discussion on climate change and accessibility.
Mac Mashiri, a board member of the IFRTD represented IFRTD as the keynote speaker at the Mobility – Development – Culture: Towards sustainable transport strategies hosted by the German Peace Foundation based in Bonn late last year (1-2 December 2011).
Summary of the Road Safety e-discussion
January 11, 2012
The "Summary of then Road Safety e-discussion" is now online. This is based on the views and ideas expressed by the participants of the email discussion.
Regional West and Central Africa
Regional Latin America
Mobility as a Human Right
Regional East and South Africa
Safety and Security