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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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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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Smart Infrastructure Handbook: Programme governance on the DFID Sierra Leone project (Case Study)

Issue: The Freetown water supply is in a critical situation. It relies principally on a single source, the Guma Dam, with over 90% of the total water supply to Freetown supplied from the Guma Dam and the Guma Water Treatment Plant.  The Guma Dam was built in the early 1960s and is sized to provide […]

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Smart Infrastructure Handbook: Energy

DFID’s energy policy framework which was established in 2015, has three objectives:   These are aimed to be delivered through a mix of approaches, which is dependent on the context: Electricity provision solutions: On-grid, mini-grid (stand-alone grid) or off-grid DFID’s technical and funding support: TA to public sector, TA and capital for start-ups or research […]

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