Transport is not inclusive and needs to urgently change. This is the case the world over, but particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs.) Accessible public transport is essential for people to access education, employment and healthcare, as well as social contacts with family and friends. The ability to move and travel independently is fundamental to breaking the downward spiral of dependence and poverty, and to building strong communities and economies.
HVT research is highlighting the inequalities across the transport sector and exploring how those currently excluded need to not only be the beneficiaries of development, but importantly that they are agents of change driving that development.
Our research focuses on the challenges that people with disabilities, and women and girls are facing and how transport can become truly inclusive.