Transforming gender relations in the trail bridge programme in Nepal study was conducted by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation on behalf of ReCAP. It covered an analysis of legal provisions, consultations with key stakeholders, and field visits to 10 trail bridges. These comprised 3 short span bridges (under 120 m) in each of the districts of Arghakanchi, Darchula and Morang, and one long span trail bridge (over 120 m) in Kaski district. Additional interviews with some other women user committee members were also held. While these policy recommendations are based on a limited, but carefully selected sample of trail bridges, they are given additional weight by their endorsement at a national level workshop with relevant stakeholders, and the long-standing practical experience of HELVETAS in supporting Nepal’s trail bridge programme.
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)
Helvetas (2017). Transforming gender relations in the trail bridge programme in Nepal: an analysis of policies and practices - Policy Brief. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 18 November 2017