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is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental policy and research organization established in 2003 to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.

Rural Development Fund

is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental policy and research organization established in 2003 to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.

Rural Development Fund

is a not-for-profit and nongovernmental policy and research organization established in 2003 to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.

Rural Development Fund

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Baseline Study on Quality and Access to Roads for Bishkek and Osh Urban Infrastucture

 

Fast Facts

 

Realization period: 2009-2010

 

Area: Bishkek, Chui oblast

 

Donor: ARIS

 

Contact: general@rdf.in.kg

 

Within the framework of the Bishkek and Osh Urban Infrastructure Project (BOUIP) project, it was planned to construct or improve a condition of 39 roads by provision of a hard all-weather surface for the existing at the territory of these settlements earth roads of total length 21,1 km - from 1 to 11 roads at the territory of each participating in this project settlements.

 

The BOUIP was aimed on an improvement of accessibility, quality and efficiency of infrastructure services provided to the settlement residents that were participating in the BOUIP in order to improve their living conditions and to promote their social and economic integration into urban community.

 

Objective of the sudy was in delivery of a baseline assessment of socio-economic indicators in seven semi-informal settlements (novostroiki) located around Bishkek that are participating in the Bishkek and Osh Urban Infrastructure Project (BOUIP), which is implemented by ARIS and financed by the World Bank. In the frame of this project RDF was involved in survey research.

 

Project aim

Collection of source qualitative information on the quality and accessibility of infrastructure service (roads) provided in the semi-informal settlements of Bishkek city for their further project impact assessment in the selected semi-informal settlements.

 

The baseline assessment has been determining a reference value of indicators as of December 2009 by which it could be possible to evaluate the Project impact on the quality of semi-informal settlement residents’ living standards and impact of road improvement on the socio-economic development of these semi-informal settlements. Scope and tempo of changes happening due to improvement of road condition under this Project will be identified by means of comparison of these baseline indicators with data collected within the framework of further studies.

 

Project area

The survey has been conducted in 7 semi-informal settlements of Bishkek city: Ak-Orgo, Ak-Ordo, Dordoi, Dostuk (Kasym), Tynchtyk, Kalys-Ordo and Kara-Jygach.

 

The RDF Specialists identified 3 clusters for provision of sampling representation. Their selection has been based on pyramid principle, i.e. a distribution of respondents’ number depending on remoteness of households from main road.

Cluster N1: a number of respondents for participation in questionnaire and focus-groups that are located at a distance from 0 to50 metersfrom road, made 46% out of total number of respondents in one settlement.

Cluster N2: a number of respondents that are located at a distance from51 mto200 metersfrom road, made 35% out of total number of respondents in one settlement.

Cluster N3: a number of respondents that are located at a distance from201 mto500 metersfrom road, made 19% out of the total number of respondents in one settlement.

 

Assessment indicators

First indicators group: information on respondents, their houses and land plots.

Second indicators group: information on residents’ own vehicles, access to roads and public transportation services.

Third indicators group: access to social infrastructure facilities and services, and to utility infrastructure facilities.

Fourth indicators group: appreciation of roads’ quality and expectations associated with their condition improvement.

 

Project results

In the result of impact indicators study of the designed construction on the population quality of life, the residents’ expectations associated with roads in the perspective of decrease their future cost for transportation service and time saving has been identified. The social indicators have been studied with regards to living conditions in semi-informal settlement, which have been measured through the population access to social services (medical services, education).

 

Roads are playing a significant role in the life of semi-informal settlements’ residents, in particular of the poor who are using public transportation, and this impact their safety, time spent on travel, access to medical and educational institutions, to markets and socio-cultural facilities. Poor roads are negatively impact the semi-informal settlements’ residents family budget.

 

Vast majority of people living in such settlements are not satisfied with quality of roads in their places. Roads in all semi-informal settlements that have been included into this Project are in poor condition; some of them are simply earth roads, and others – covered with pebbly.

 

All study participants are supporting this Project, and hoping that the road reconstruction would improve their living standards. People are laying great hopes on improvement of roads in semi-informal settlements with regards to safety and transportation cost issues. They are expecting that the repaired roads would raise the price for their houses. The settlement residents are hoping that repaired roads will impact their access to public transportation, and that the cost of its service decrease.

 

Thus, received results confirm that all semi-informal settlements are in need of significant investments into their infrastructure. Since these settlements have been developed without adequate design or allocation of sufficient financial resources, their infrastructure either is in poor condition, or fully lacking.

Rural Development Fund

143, Isanova Street, Office 1

Bishkek, 720033, Kyrgyz Republic

Mob. phone: +996 (770)330106 

Email: general@rdf.in.kg

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