The Makete Intergrated Rural Transport Project was conducted by the ILO in the Makete District of Tanzania between 1986 and 1995. The project reflected a growing concern that 'roads were not enough' and aimed to reduce the transport burden of rural households by; improving footpaths, tracks and roads with labour based technologies, initiating appropriate non-transport solutions, and making bicycles and donkeys available to the community.
Members of the IFRTD and Tanzania National Forum Group in collaboration with ILO ASIST are now embarking upon a research project to evaluate the impact this pioneering transport programme has had upon the policy and institutional landscape of today's transport sector.
On the 14th September 2006 the core research team will meet in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to discuss and finalise the overall research framework. It is anticipated that the project will include field research, the development of case studies, and extensive interviewing locally, nationally and internationally. The research phase will conclude with a stakeholder validation workshop in February 2007.
Further information will be posted on this website following the workshop, in the meantime please contact:
IFRTD Regional Coordinator
East and Southern Africa