This research will establish the main barriers and challenges women experience in becoming motorcycle riders in rural settings in Sierra Leone and Liberia and how these can be overcome. This inception report covers the research objectives, questions and the methodology. The research will log rural women’s needs for and use of rural transport provisions, with particular focus on motorcycle taxi transport. Furthermore, it assesses whether a pioneering community-driven rural track construction project in northern Liberia – designed to further facilitate rural motorcycle transportation and with explicit gender mainstreaming in design, planning, and implementation – empowers women and makes them more likely to take up the motorcycle taxi profession and/or opt for household/village roles or livelihood activities normally not associated with females.
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)
Peters, K., Mokuwa, E. (2017). Gender Mainstreaming in the Motorcycle Taxi Sector in Rural Sierra Leone and Liberia - Inception Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 25 September 2017