Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport Final Report: Democratic Republic of Congo

This DRC Final Report presents the DRC-specific findings of the project ‘Enhancing understanding on safe motorcycle and three-wheeler use for rural transport and the implications for appropriate training and regulatory frameworks’. This project was carried out in DRC between February 2019 and December 2019.

Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) is a research programme, funded by UK Aid, with the aim of promoting safe and sustainable transport for rural communities in Africa and Asia. ReCAP comprises the Africa Community Access Partnership (AfCAP) and the Asia Community Access Partnership (AsCAP). These partnerships support knowledge sharing between participating countries in order to enhance the uptake of low cost, proven solutions for rural access that maximise the use of local resources. The ReCAP programme is managed by Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) Ltd.

The research strategy and methodology is broadly based on those used during the initial four country research phase of the project, applied in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in 2018. After an initial scoping trip to DRC that took place in February 2019, the strategy was reviewed and finalised together with identifying key stakeholders and partners. Activities included a review of the regulatory framework and existing training, a survey of the benefits and disbenefits of motorcycle and three-wheeler taxis, and key informant interviews.

The results of this study can be used by the DRC government and other key stakeholders to better understand the issues related to the use of motorcycle taxis in rural areas and to develop policy and practice to maximise the benefits and minimise the disbenefits. A number of recommendations are presented in this report. A supplementary activity is being explored together with local stakeholders based on the findings of this study, in order to positively influence the conditions for operators and users of motorcycles and motorised three-wheelers.

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