The Research for Community Access Programme is proud to release the Rural Road Asset Management Practitioners' Guideline. The Guideline is the outcome of a ReCAP flagship research project, conducted by a consortium led by Civil Design Solutions. The project aimed to identify best practice in effective rural road asset management in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in Africa. It developed tools to enhance road asset management performance and tested these in four sub-Saharan countries, i.e. Sierra Leone, Uganda Zambia and Tanzania. Rural road authorities in these countries were trained in their use and in reporting the results.
The project promoted a change in the approach of rural road agencies towards the management of their road networks; it encouraged a holistic approach, where road agencies consider all six building blocks of the Road Preservation Pyramid (see below).
The Guideline can be downloaded through the below link:
Please follow this link for access to all the tools included in the Guidelines:
An award-winning international conference paper on the project can be accessed here:
ReCAP encourages the widespread use of the guideline and would be happy to receive your feedback on it.