A scoping study has been conducted to ascertain the viability of AsCAP support for Pakistan, including the optimised structure of AsCAP support, and to recommend research areas, capacity building, dissemination and embedment strategies. It can be confirmed that AsCAP partnership with Pakistan is viable, and if structured and organised optimally, it will have a hugely beneficial impact on the rural road sub-sector of Pakistan. There is expressed interest across the political hierarchy in AsCAP support and two options for official partnership with AsCAP are analysed and presented in the report. A list of 12 (demand led) possible research topics as well as tentative costs has been presented in this Scoping Report. In addition a capacity building and dissemination strategy has been defined.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Abedin, M., Batool, Z. (2017). Consultancy Services for Scoping Study for Pakistan - Final Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 10 October 2017