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Delivering Inclusive Growth Through Infrastructure Programming in FCAS: Afghanistan – Roads and Power Sectors

Afghanistan has been, and continues to be, an extremely challenging operating environment both generally, and in relation to infrastructure development. This case study seeks to draw both from the literature, and also from recent experience, to identify approaches that could result in the development and financial support for infrastructure projects having a greater chance of […]

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Report: Transboundary waters in South Asia Unpacking evidence of contributions to sustainable development

The objective of this report is to analyse how investing in transboundary water infrastructure and governance contributes to sustainable and inclusive economic development, unpacking the assumptions being made into testable hypotheses and analysing the evidence for these pathways. Due to South Asia’s heavy economic activity around its shared rivers, there is significant economic and hydrological […]

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Mobilising Finance for Cities’ Water Infrastructure

On 4 April 2019, DFID hosted a session coordinated by Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) to explore mechanisms for mobilising finance for investment in urban water infrastructure. During the session, more than 15 leading development practitioners and financiers shared their viewpoints on how to achieve the goal of mobilising more than $6.7 trillion […]

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The use of donor capital to catalyse investment in infrastructure

Purpose and objective of this casebook  This casebook presents examples of the use made by DFID and other donors of capital investment in infrastructure and related sectors. The casebook was prepared by the Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) Facility of DFID. The primary objective of the casebook is to provide clear and concise […]

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Raising the gender empowerment ambitions of PIDG’s investments

Over the past couple of years, the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) have been looking for ways to enhance their contribution to gender equality and empowerment.  They aren’t alone in this – it is an increasingly important area for investors and Governments. This momentum around gender-lens investing has offered up plenty of opportunities to learn […]

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Briefing Paper: Violence against Women and Girls, Infrastructure and Cities

This paper provides a framework for how to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) through programming and policy dialogue on infrastructure and cities. It aims to support DFID advisers and programme managers to integrate VAWG as an important consideration of all urban and infrastructure programming and policy dialogue. The paper is divided into four […]

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Urbanisation in a Digital World: Opportunities and actions for governments, donors and the private sector

The digital revolution provides significant opportunities for developing countries to diversify their economies, improve sector productivity, build their human capital and enhance governance and public services. This is particularly true for cities where much of this innovation will occur. However, whilst the digital and concurrent ‘fourth industrial revolution’ have the potential to improve the lives […]

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5 Key Steps for building conflict sensitivity into DFID infrastructure programming

1. Build conflict sensitivity into all stages of programming This means thinking about conflict sensitivity risks at each stage of the project cycle, starting with analysis and concept, through design, implementation, monitoring and final evaluation. Basic questions to consider would include: does our analysis take into account the views of excluded groups, how can we […]

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Delivering Inclusive growth through infrastructure programming in FCAS: A Bibliography

ICAI, in its 2015 report ‘Assessing Impact of the Scale-up of DFID’s support to Fragile States’, included a recommendation for DFID to provide guidance on targeted infrastructure components to ensure sustainable impacts in fragile states programming. DFID commissioned the ICED facility to conduct a piece of research in response to this recommendation. This document is […]

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‘How to’ Guide: Integrating VFM data collection and analysis within third party monitoring programmes

This short guidance note is primarily aimed at designers and implementers of third party monitoring (TPM) programmes (donors and their implementing partners) that are set up to monitor donor funded infrastructure delivery in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS). It provides high-level guidance on what to consider from a value for money (VFM) perspective, when […]

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