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Equity and VFM in infrastructure

This ‘how to’ guide provides practical advice for considering equity issues in infrastructure programming, in order to achieve good Value for Money (VFM) outcomes in FCAS. The guidance is aimed at those in DFID, other donor organisations and service providers who are responsible for programme identification and design, business case development, and managing and implementing […]

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‘How to’ guide: Using cost indicators in FCAS for better VFM in infrastructure

This guidance note is intended to assist practitioners with effective use of cost indicators in donor programmes with an infrastructure component; with a focus on the challenges experienced in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS). It explains how to use cost indicators at each stage of the infrastructure investment lifecycle; as a tool to better […]

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Options Paper: Sustainability in FCAS infrastructure programming

This guidance note is intended to inform donor programme design and delivery decisions for infrastructure in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS). It provides good practice guidance on how to design and deliver sustainable infrastructure. It includes an examination of five possible delivery models for funding long term operations and maintenance (O&M) of infrastructure, and […]

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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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