Presently, one billion people worldwide lack easy access to an all-season road and thus live in isolation, which is a major contributor to the poverty and marginalization of rural populations. While 58% of developing country populations live in rural areas, 78% of the extreme poor are located in rural areas. To make certain that rural populations are not left behind in the implementation of the 2030 Global Agenda on Sustainable Development; it is important to highlight the contribution of rural transport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated indicators.
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is conducting a survey (surveymonkey.com/r/ruraltransportindicator) on possible indicators for rural transport infrastructure and services to monitor the contribution of rural transport to the SDGs. The survey is conducted in the framework of SLoCaT Partnership’s collaboration with the UK Aid-funded Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP). One of SLoCaT’s primary goals in the collaboration is to document ongoing efforts on rural transport indicator development, and propose and analyze draft indicators for advancement under possible future Sustainable Transport status reports.
The purposes of this quick survey are:
- To gather views and opinions on existing indicators for rural transport and how these could be integrated in the monitoring framework for transport related SDGs;
- To present potential indicators and inquire about acceptance and feasibility of a quantification in practice;
- To collect additional indicators suggested by the survey respondents; and
- To identify possible stakeholders for the further development of indicators.
The survey responses will be used to stimulate a debate about possible indicators for rural transport to be included in, or complement, the SDGs framework.
We appreciate your participation in this survey and would welcome your on-going engagement on this topic. The survey is anonymous and will take about 10 minutes to complete.