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Project Title:
National Emergency Rural Access Project
Grant Amount:
$80 million
Approval Date:
December 13, 2007
Closing Date:
December 31, 2013

Project Objective:

The development objective of the National Emergency Rural Access Project is to provide year-round access to basic services and facilities in the rural areas of Afghanistan covered by the project. This will be achieved through rehabilitation and maintenance of rural access infrastructure by contracting with the private sector and, to a lesser extent, with the communities. The achievement of the project objective will enhance the well being of the population and promote equitable licit economic growth in the country.

Program Summary

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The Project: In 2007 the National Emergency Rural Access Project (NERAP) was approved as a follow-on project to the National Rural Access Program, launched by the Government of Afghanistan (GoA) in 2003 to support rehabilitation of rural infrastructure and livelihoods. NERAP's development objective is to assist the Recipient in enabling the population living in its rural areas to benefit from year-round access to basic services and facilities through the rehabilitation and maintenance of rural access infrastructure under the Recipient’s National Rural Access Program.

The project is implemented by two agencies: Ministry of Public Works (MPW) and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), with support from an Implementation Consultant (IC) and the United Nation Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

EXPECTED RESULTS

  1. % of reduction in travel time of beneficiaries living along the improved road to first available schools, health care facilities as well as administrative services
  2. % of increase in the no. of trips taken by beneficiaries living along the improved road to first available schools, health care facilities as well as administrative services
  3. % of difference in price of key consumption and production commodities between at beneficiary villages and in the nearest town
  4. Diversification of cropping patterns and income sources of beneficiaries living along the improved road
  5. Share of rural population with access to an all-season road
  6. Number of rural people with access to an all-season road
National Emergency Rural Access Project
National Emergency Rural Access Project

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