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Transportation: Making the Connections – Reaching the Opportunities

The purpose of this note is to highlight linkages between improved transport services and development.  It summarises how these are essential to individual access to opportunities, business and industrial connectivity, and economic growth at local, national and regional levels.  It considers areas of comparative advantage for DFID and the UK more widely, and concludes with […]

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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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Roundtable: The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming

The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming: Summary of Roundtable Discussion A consensus has emerged around the importance of governance and transparency in delivering infrastructure and services in low income countries. Policy-makers have tended to focus on the challenges of increasing financial investment. However, this new consensus moves beyond that […]

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The future of DFID’s Infrastructure Technical Assistance Programmes

Technical Assistance can increase the capacity of governments to manage their national infrastructure and improve service delivery.  Clear lessons can be drawn from existing DFID programmes to better structure future programmes and significantly improve outcomes. State involvement is necessary for planning, procurement and delivery across the vast majority of infrastructure services. In the coming years, […]

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Frontier Technology solutions for improved urban and infrastructure governance

Using industry research along with professional experiences, ICED designed this toolkit to explore the application, benefits, use cases and foundational dependencies for the eight frontier technologies by sector. This tool looks at improving urban and infrastructure governance.

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Frontier Technology solutions for improved infrastructure services

Using industry research along with professional experiences, ICED designed this toolkit to explore the application, benefits, use cases and foundational dependencies for the eight frontier technologies by sector. This tool looks at the infrastructure sector.

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Frontier Technology solutions for improved energy services

Using industry research along with professional experiences, ICED designed this toolkit to explore the application, benefits, use cases and foundational dependencies for the eight frontier technologies by sector. This tool looks at the energy sector.

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Digital solutions for smarter urban infrastructure

This paper sets out the key challenges that digital solutions could address, provides a skeleton theory of change for how digital solutions can address the challenge of poor urban infrastructure, and then explores the four key opportunities that developing country governments and donors must consider if they wish to make their urban areas centres of […]

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Increasing access to clean, affordable energy in underserved communities – the case of Zambia

Low levels of access to clean and affordable electricity remain a major barrier to development across much of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). About 600m Africans do not have access to electricity. However, in recent years, increasing sales of stand-alone Solar Home Systems (SHS) have offered a solution to many households that might otherwise have waited many […]

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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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