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Construction Sector Employment in Low-Income Countries: Nature of Employment

This summary note explores the nature of employment in the construction sector in low-income countries. It is based on a report, commissioned through ICED, that seeks to explore opportunities for, and barriers to, the construction industry as a source of productive and decent job creation in LICs Informality and non-standard forms of employment The construction […]

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Construction Sector Employment in Low-Income Countries: Size of the Sector

This summary note provides data to understand what proportion of the national workforce is employed in the construction industry in DFID focus countries. It is based on a report, commissioned through ICED, that seeks to explore opportunities for, and barriers to, the construction industry as a source of productive and decent job creation in LICs. […]

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Construction Sector Employment in Low-Income Countries: Programming Considerations

This note summarises key findings on the value of investing in strengthening the construction industry and creating / improving the quality of jobs in the construction industry, and presents related programming considerations. It is based on a report, commissioned through ICED, that seeks to explore opportunities for, and barriers to, the construction industry as a […]

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Construction Sector Employment in Low-Income Countries: Opportunities and Barriers

This summary paper identifies programming opportunities and barriers for scaling up quality construction employment for workers resident in DFID focus countries/regions that might have the greatest impact based on the current market and governance profile. These also reflect policy recommendations from a global construction policy dialogue, approved by the Governing Body of the International Labour […]

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Construction Sector Employment in Low-Income Countries: Executive Summary

This executive summary is based on a report, commissioned through ICED, that seeks to explore opportunities for, and barriers to, the construction industry as a source of productive and decent job creation in LICs. The construction sector in DFID focus countries is important in both economic and employment terms, and continues to grow in size. […]

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Construction Sector Employment in Low Income Countries (Report)

DFID’s Economic Development Strategy sets out a vision for lasting progress from ‘creating productive jobs for women and men that generate rising economic returns and improving working conditions’. The strategy highlights DFID’s ambition to promote inclusive growth through job creation, and to focus on creating jobs for those who are poor and marginalised and operating in […]

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Top reading resources for building in disability

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher in developing countries. This important topic will form the focus of DFID’s forthcoming Disability Summit, ahead of which we thought we should share our top recommended reads for all donors and programme implementers wanting to build […]

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Case Study: Disability inclusive education in Pakistan

This case study highlights the opportunity for DFID urban growth, infrastructure and transport programmes to build disability inclusion into programming activities, using examples from the delivery of school construction in Pakistan.

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What does good disability inclusion look like?

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability and disability prevalence is higher in developing countries. This short paper sets out key themes to consider when designing, or pivoting infrastructure and cities programming, that will improve disability inclusion.

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The cost of ignoring disability inclusion

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher in developing countries. This short paper examines the costs of ignoring disability inclusion in programme design and delivery, offering donor advisors useful evidence for use in business case design and VfM assessments. 

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