This document presents the Business Plan for the first five years of operation of the Research and Development Unit (RDU) of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED). The Business Plan is expected to evolve over time in line with the shifting views and expectations of LGED under the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, and the realities associated with the physical establishment of the RDU. The Business Plan addresses: (a) the vision, mission, goal and strategic objectives of the RDU; (b) governance issues, including the role and responsibilities of the Steering Committee, the institutional and physical location of the RDU, sources of funding, key performance indicators, and strategic relationships and linkages; (c) potential research areas, which future revision and prioritisation will be guided by a Research and Development Advisory Committee (RDAC); (d) capacitation of the RDU in terms of human resources; and (e) knowledge management, inclusive of information transfer. In addition to the above, an indicative budget is proposed that will have to be reassessed following the physical establishment of the RDU.
This work is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Verhaeghe, B., CSIR (2018). Establishment of Rural Road Research Capacity in Bangladesh – Business Plan for First Five Years of Operation. London: ReCAP for DFID
Published 28 February 2018