As part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) response to COVID-19, the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) and the Applied Research Programme in High Volume Transport (HVT) have established a COVID-19 Response & Recovery Transport Research Fund. This fund seeks to support research that addresses COVID-19 and its effects and impacts on the transport sector. The fund will support research that provides:
• innovation and technology that can help manage immediate response and guide recovery
• evidence based thinking (thought pieces) and papers that guide response and/or recovery and policy in a changed transport world
• fast-tracking of knowledge, experience, learning resources and best practice to those who need it in LICs.
The fund was launched in May 2020. Lessons learned will be reported when supported projects are implemented (from late 2020).