The overall objective of this project is to assess the needs and perspectives of transport users, operators, regulators, and other stakeholders in order to identify constraining factors for improvements in Sierra Leone’s rural transport services policies and practices. Especially, the spread of motorcycle taxis and their opportunities and limitations have not been sufficiently reflected in rural transport policy, and will be explored here. This inception report provides the overall framework for the study. It highlights the project background, use of the rapid rural appraisal methodology, and the criteria for the selection of the study roads in the three ecological zones of Sierra Leone.
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)
Mustapha, S., Peters, K. (2017). Rural transport diagnostic study in Sierra Leone - Inception Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.