Whilst the main objective of ERA is improved access through the rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads, this will largely be done by local contractors trained in using a labour-based approach. ERA hence aims to establish capacities, in the private sector, in contract management and for training delivery.

The ERA Project provides support to the identified national training institutions, IADE & Don Bosco Training Centre, in developing their capacities to deliver comprehensive training courses for small domestic contractors, supervisors and contract managers. Locally recruited technical and administrative staff are supported by international technical advisers for the implementation of the Project.

To ensure the long term availability of institutions capable of delivering quality training to small scale contractors in a sustainable manner, ERA supports and assist these training institutions also in their accreditation and compliance with national competency standards.