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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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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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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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