The importance of safe transport to improve access to education,
particularly for girls has been a subject for much research. However,
academic literature or general information on concrete examples of safe
transport initiatives is very limited. Literature searches yield
neither any information on costs or cost-effectiveness, nor any impact
evaluations of initiatives. Also the literature does not necessarily
focus on 'safety' aspects of transport but on improving access to
Information from a mix of sources suggests that the main mode of
transport being encouraged to improve girls' access to education is
bicycles. There is some suggestion that alternative modes such as buses,
ox-carts and 'walking buses' are being tried but the information on
this is very thin.
This review does not suggest that safe transport initiatives do not
exist. But, as this review is limited by what is available in terms of
published literature, it only indicates that research on impact and
effectiveness of such initiatives is little.
Shanti Mahendra. Helpdesk Report: Safe Transport for Girls. Human Development Resource Centre, UK (2011) 5 pp.
Helpdesk Report: Safe Transport for Girls