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What role can technology play in achieving a disability inclusive world?

Technology is increasingly becoming a significant enabler to improve the everyday lives of people with disabilities across areas such as education, employment, civic participation, and financial inclusion. However, while technological innovations have significant potential to ‘level the playing field’ for people with disabilities, if these technologies are not developed in an inclusive way they could […]

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Disability inclusion briefing

This Briefing Note offers advice on basic approaches to Disability inclusion via infrastructure and urban interventions. This guidance includes: The basic requirements of Disability Inclusion and Universal Design. The opportunity and scale-up that infrastructure and urban development offers for delivering better development outcomes for people with disabilities. Advice on how to spot opportunities and entry […]

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Transport: A Game Changer for Women’s Economic Empowerment

This Briefing Note provides guidance on how to accelerate Women’s Economic Empowermentthrough DFID’s investments in the transport sector. It is one in a series of ICED Briefing Notesdesigned to support DFID’s implementation of its Economic Development Strategy. The note is aimed at supporting DFID advisers and programme managers working on women’s economic empowerment, infrastructure and […]

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Infrastructure as a game-changer for Women’s Economic Empowerment

In September 2016 the UN Secretary General launched the first ever report by the High Level Panel (HLP) on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) facility was instrumental in ensuring this HLP report recognised the potential role of infrastructure as a game-changer for women’s economic empowerment (WEE).

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Mainstreaming Gender & Inclusion in Urban Programming

Infrastructure and cities programming provide critical opportunities to boost economic growth. However, infrastructure provision and urban development alone are not enough to ensure that economic growth benefits the poor and marginalised. The design and implementation of programmes need to be conceived and put in place with purposeful planning for inclusive approaches.

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July 2017 QLL Event Recap

On 13 July, the ICED team delivered the quarterly lessons learnt workshop exploring how infrastructure programming can promote women’s economic empowerment. The workshop drew on ICED experience from the Pakistan ‘Support to Urban Productivity (SUP)’ business case.

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Reducing VAWG around water and sanitation

Creating safe and inclusive urban environments is a top priority for UK government, who have signed up to several international commitments in this area, including Sustainable Development Goal 11 to ‘make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’, with a target that directly contributes to addressing women and girls’ safety in public spaces. Violence […]

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Addressing VAWG through coordinated urban planning

Better planning of urbanisation and infrastructure has the potential to create safer environments. However, effective operations and maintenance is essential to ensure the reliable provision of services. Street lights with no power, bus services that don’t run, no water at the standpipe all serve to increase risks. Creating an urban environment that is safe and inclusive […]

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Reducing VAWG in Land and Housing

Insecure dwellings in communities with high crime rates and few security patrols can exacerbate women’s vulnerability to burglary, theft and rape in their own homes. Recent migrants are often particularly vulnerable to attacks from strangers and are less able to seek protection from neighbours.

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Reducing VAWG in Construction

Creating safe and inclusive environments is a top priority for UK government, who have signed up to several international commitments in this area, including Sustainable Development Goal 11 to ‘make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’, with a target that directly contributes to addressing women and girls’ safety in public spaces.

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