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The International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD) is a global network of individuals and organisations working together towards improved access, mobility and economic opportunity for poor communities in developing
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At the heart of IFRTD is a clear understanding of the sort of world we would like to see, how we can work towards that goal and the values that guide us: Our Vision: Poor and vulnerable communinities
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Joining IFRTD is easy. Let us know your contact details and what you are interested in by filling out the form below. Members are entitled to receive our monthly e-newsletter highlighting news, resources, events and opportunities from across
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WHY RURAL TRANSPORT AND DEVELOPMENT

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For a long time, building roads in rural areas was considered as one of the main solutions to promote economic and social development through improved access to markets, social facilities, and better information flows. However for many developing countries this strategy has proven insufficient

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RURAL TRANSPORT THEMATIC AREAS

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Agriculture

What do you do as a poor rural farmer when you don't have year-round access to a physical market due to lack of appropriate transport services or infrastructure? And did you know that currently, 70% of the agricultural output of Sub-saharan Africa is headloaded,

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Health

The significant contribution of transport and mobility to the development and the livelihoods of poor people is widely recognised. However, the development sector is yet to fully acknowledge and understand the role of transport in improving poor people’s health.

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Safety and Security

Mobility in rural transport in developing countries largely involves walking and the use of intermediate means of transport (IMTs) in the form of bicycles, animal drawn carts and boats. In all these modes of travel there are both safety and security risks.

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CURRENT PROJECTS

RuTraNs – Rural Transport News

An IFRTD and AFCAP/ASCAP Newsletter: Keeping you up to date with the l...

Collecting baseline data for rural transport services indicator

The Africa/Asia Community Access Programme (AFCAP/ASCAP) has partnered...

IFRTD's baseline study on First Mile transport of tomatoes

Concurrently with the study on rural transport service indicators, IFR...

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PROJECTS

Developing indicators to ass...

The IFRTD in conjunction with Paul Starkey has been awarded a research...

Accessing Health Care on Thr...

Taking forward the issues raised by IFRTD's Mobility and Health progr...

Transport Indicators

The Transport and Urban division of the World Bank (TUDTR) is working...

Simple Stretchers Breathe Li...

In rural areas of Nepal where there are no roads and motorised transp...

Rural Transport Safety and S...

The issue of rural transport safety has been simmering in the IFRTD ne...

Poverty Watch: Making Transp...

Poverty Watch is an IFRTD initiated programme that enables civil soci...

Transport Hubs

Widely dispersed populations, low volume economic activities and  ...

Waterways and Livelihoods

For many of the poorest people in the world water transport is their o...

Improving Mobility Workshop...

Eliminating poverty requires the reduction of isolation and social ex...

Balancing the Load

Balancing the Load was initiated in 1996 with the aim of filling in t...

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Contacts

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Contact Person: Peter Njenga
Position: Executive Director and Coordinator East and Southern Africa
Tel/Fax: +254 (20) 883323
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