Documents

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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Guidance note: Political economy analysis and VFM in infrastructure

The goal of this guidance is to ensure that DFID advisers and service providers put interventions in their political context to improve value for money (VFM) in infrastructure programming. The guidance shows DFID programme managers and implementing partners how to capture ongoing political economy analysis (PEA) systematically and integrate PEA into programming so that projects […]

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‘How to’ guide: Community based monitoring guidance

This document sets out guidance for structuring and deploying Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) to monitor infrastructure projects in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) as a tool to improve value for money (VFM). While the guidance is targeted at using CBM for infrastructure projects, the concepts are broad enough to be applied to a wide range of […]

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Equity and VFM in infrastructure

This ‘how to’ guide provides practical advice for considering equity issues in infrastructure programming, in order to achieve good Value for Money (VFM) outcomes in FCAS. The guidance is aimed at those in DFID, other donor organisations and service providers who are responsible for programme identification and design, business case development, and managing and implementing […]

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