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Climate Resilient Infrastructure: Getting the economics of infrastructure resilience right

This briefing note reviews the evidence relating to the costs and benefits of infrastructure resilience, considers potential financing options and discusses how DFID staff can ensure value for money during investment decision-making. Infrastructure investments typically have longer lifetimes than other forms of development finance. Operating lives of assets relating to the transport, water and power […]

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Climate Resilient Infrastructure: UK Industry Best Practice

This briefing note provides an overview of UK built environment industry best practice approaches to planning, designing and assessing climate resilient infrastructure.

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ESMAP Conference – highlights and opportunities

In December, the ICED facility hosted a number of Quarterly Lessons Learnt (QLL) sessions. Attached are slides from the  session sharing highlights and opportunities from the ESMAP Conference. The session was supplemented with case studies from the ICED facility drawing from our recent work in system planning and NDCs, Sierra Leone, on and off grid, and the […]

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Lessons Learnt from DFID’s Urbanisation Research Nigeria (URN) Programme

In December, the ICED facility hosted a number of Quarterly Lessons Learnt (QLL) sessions. This quarter we shared learnings and hosted discussion from Urban Research Nigeria. Attached are slides from the session. What makes an effective city in a challenging environment? Nigeria has a long history of urbanisation and urban development that distinguishes it from […]

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Lessons Learnt Session: Infrastructure investment in FCAS

In December 2017, the ICED facility hosted a number of Quarterly Lessons Learnt (QLL) sessions. Attached are slides presented at a session on infrastructure investment in FCAS. Are there things you can do to raise private finance for infrastructure in conflict affected countries? The session presented and contrasted profiles of different fragile states from the […]

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WASH Technology Matrix

The ICED WASH Technology Matrix, represents the early design and development of an actionable and participatory online, web-hosted directory that lists and recommends over 200 WASH technologies based on a number of criteria that users select, from their geographic location, budget, climate and water or sewage treatment requirements.

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Case Study: The Secondary Cities Support Programme

Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda – A Secondary Cities Support Programme (TSUPU) presents an innovative approach to develop a locally-owned, coherent national programme to tackle the challenges of rapid urban growth, improve residents’ access to services, and formulate inclusive urban development policies that benefit the poor. TSUPU was initially developed by Cities […]

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Case Study: Toi Market Community Savings Scheme

Toi Market is a large and vibrant trading area on the edge of the Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi. Operating since 1983, the market has expanded to occupy some 6 acres of land and has become a key supplier of fresh produce for Nairobi. As a burgeoning economic centre, the Toi Market attracted a number […]

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Case Study: Nairobi Railway and Community Relocation

The effective planning and delivery of vital infrastructure is central to realising the full economic potential of cities to drive growth and development. In Nairobi, improvements to the operation and safety of the rail network were impeded by large scale occupation of land along railway lines through the Mukuru and Kibera informal settlements. In 2006, […]

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Case Study: Thailand Government Housing Bank

Development pressure on urban sites, occupied by informal settlements, has led to a particular strategy of land sharing in Thailand. In situations where land owners decide to evict informal settlers to make way for commercial development, mediation is used to determine the division of land to allow residents to remain on site while making space […]

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