Monitoring and Evaluation of the Chinsali-Nakonde Road Rehabilitation Project

Country : Zambia

Client : Roads Development Agency

Year : 2019-2022

Description :

In the past year, the Government of the Republic of Zambia embarked on new transport development programmes designed with the objective, among others, to transform the country from a landlocked to a land-linked country. Over the past few years, the country has developed a significant trade facilitation agenda to improve the flow of goods along the north-south corridor. Zambia’s strategic location on the north-south corridor makes it an important transit country for goods traveling to and from Central Africa and the Port of Durban. Moreover, the road network is essential to maintain the export of, amongst other things, copper and cobalt, from their site of extractions to neighbouring regions and countries; as the export of these metals and minerals represent one of the most important income for the country.

To assess the situation and to significantly reduce poverty and impediments to the smooth flow of traffic between Northern Zambia, Tanzania, and the sub-region, the GRZ, under the scope of the Road Development Agency (RDA) and with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has launched the Chinsali–Nakonde Road Rehabilitation Project (CNRRP). The Chinsali–Nakonde road section is identified as a priority for rehabilitation given its regional and continental importance.

The Chinsali – Nakonde road (210 km) forms a section of the North – South corridor and the Zambian Great North road, in addition also being part of the Trans-Africa Highway (TAH4). The road section traverses the three districts of Chinsali, Isoka and Nakonde, all in the Muchinga Province.

For this project, the Chinsali–Nakonde Road Project has been divided into two (2) Construction Lots as follows:

  1. Lot 1: Chinsali to Isoka – 100 km
  2. Lot 2: Isoka to Nakonde – 110km

The overall goal of the rehabilitation of Chinsali–Nakonde road (210 km) is to establish transport systems that provide efficient, cost-effective and fully integrated infrastructure and operations that address the needs of users and promote socio-economic development. The specific objective is to improve road transport infrastructure and services between northern Zambia and southern Tanzania, thereby leading to increased safety and decreased transport costs.


Services provided :

  1. Technical Support on the Socio-Economic Impact Evaluation
  • Participatory Development of the Result-Management Framework (RMF) of the Project;
  • Analysis of the selected result indicators and identification of the data collection need for each indicator
  • Elaboration of the Methodology for the establishment of the Baseline values of the result indicators
  • Establishment of baseline values of the selected indicators;
  • Baseline data collection surveys on selected result indicators (indicators related to transport and traffic, socioeconomic indicators)
  • Data analysis of the baseline report
  • Two years later, establishment of the endline values of the selected indicators, using the same methodology as for the baseline
  • Data analysis and Production of the impact evaluation report


  1. Follow-up support missions
  • RBM and Capacity Building of the Road Development Agency staff
  • Intermediate Traffic count


  1. Elaboration of the Road Development Agency’s Performance Management Framework
  • In-Depth Analysis of the Strategic Plan and the Theory of Change (ToC) and Logic Model of the Road Department (RD)
  • Development of the RDA’s Planning & Performance Management Framework;
  • Customization of the M&E software LogAlto and training of administrators and user