Under Low Volume Road, (LVR), Universal Rural Roads Access Program, (URRAP) is a new program in Ethiopia aimed to access the rural community and to afford all season access road to markets and public services. The program was introduced in 2012 throughout Ethiopia and specifically in Tigray in 34 weredas, it was planned to have at least one completed project per wereda in that year. The aim of the paper was to find the influential factors which affect the implementation of the program as case study in the region more targeting the technology applicability and institution capacity. Questionnaires, interviews and site visit were used to find the degree of influence of the 11 major factors by dividing to 45 sub factors which can describe the major factor. The collected data was analyzed using Relative Important Index(RII) and multiple correlations to find which factors were highly influential in implementation of the program. The mean of the major influencing factor was tabulated and geometric design influence (RII=0.78), influence due to poor coordination between the stake holders (RII=0.69) and lack of community participation were the main influencing factors which affect the implementation of the program. The top influential factors in different sites were quite different which shows one fit for all principle was not valid in the program.
Gebre, D.H.; Araya, A.A. An investigation on the Influence of Institutional Capacity and Applicability of Technology in Implementation of URRAP: The cases study of Tigray Region. (2016) 27 pp. [Int. Conf. on Transport and Road Research, Mombasa, Kenya, 16-18 March 2016]