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Case Summary: Nepal Centre for Inclusive Growth

The Centre for Inclusive Growth (CIG) was initially set-up as a think-tank to inform economic policy and help tackle Nepal’s growth constraints associated with inadequate infrastructure, flawed macro-economic management and weak policy coherence. It became apparent however that such an approach would not deliver results due to Nepal’s governance constraints. As a result, CIG shifted […]

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Reducing VAWG in Transport

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 communities and public […]

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Reducing VAWG in Urban Public Spaces

Violence and the threat of violence holds back economic growth in urban areas, limiting women’s mobility, access to economic opportunities, and the ability to move into higher paid or more secure jobs. This paper looks at how to build gender-transformative safe spaces programmes to improve women and girls’ safety and mobility in urban spaces.

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Best Practices in Infrastructure TA Programming

In 2016 ICED undertook an extensive review of best practices found across DFID and other donor programmes which utilise technical assistance to improve investment in, and delivery of infrastructure in developing countries. The review undertook case studies of 10 high performing technical assistance programmes which had achieved significant outcomes in infrastructure delivery, finding a number […]

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Case Study: Nigeria Power Sector Reform

Despite being the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is severely constrained by low quality, decaying infrastructure and inadequate power supply. Responding to these constraints DFID established the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), a demand driven technical assistance programme to support more Phase 1 ran from November 2007 to November 2011 (£32.6 million). NIAF II continued […]

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Case Summary: Bangladesh’s IDCOL Solar Programme

Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (IDCOL), a government finance institution, has been instrumental in scaling-up electricity access through off-grid solar home systems (SHS) across Bangladesh. This public-private partnership has successfully rolled out approximately 4.1 million SHS since 2003 using innovative financial and technology packages. However the IDCOL’s SHS programme has had to modify its original design […]

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Case Summary: Zambia Scaling Solar Programme

This case study describes an innovative solar infrastructure investment facilitation platform developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and launched in Zambia in January 2015 with the aim to be replicated in other African countries.

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Approaches: The Facility Model

Traditionally, donor programmes have been established using a simple formula, whereby SPs estimate the total overhead for a programme through tender, against a fixed set of inputs and workplan. In these programmes, clients need to wait months or years before assistance is deployed due to procurement procedures, by which time resource allocation, costs, and plans […]

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Promoting Women’s empowerment through energy

The design, planning, delivery and governance of infrastructure has to be a game changer for improving women’s lives, by reducing the demands and drudgery of household and care work, increasing the productivity of their enterprises and enabling them to move into better jobs or more profitable markets. These changes, in turn, can broaden women’s aspirations, […]

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Building political commitment for energy reform

Energy reform is highly political, and any attempts to support sector reform without an understanding of the domestic and international political landscape are likely to fail. Whilst all politics are defined by local circumstances, useful learning is emerging on how to build political commitment and maintain it through the reform process. This paper seeks to […]

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