Documents

Delivering integrated water resource management in fragile contexts: Guidelines

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a means of addressing water problems driven by competing water demands for scarce and variable water resources. The approach has been used successfully in fragile contexts to manage risk and promote development. During 2018 ICED undertook a review of successful IWRM approaches in Sudan, extracting lessons learnt on how […]

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‘How to’ Guide: Integrating VFM data collection and analysis within third party monitoring programmes

This short guidance note is primarily aimed at designers and implementers of third party monitoring (TPM) programmes (donors and their implementing partners) that are set up to monitor donor funded infrastructure delivery in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS). It provides high-level guidance on what to consider from a value for money (VFM) perspective, when […]

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Guidance note: Political economy analysis and VFM in infrastructure

The goal of this guidance is to ensure that DFID advisers and service providers put interventions in their political context to improve value for money (VFM) in infrastructure programming. The guidance shows DFID programme managers and implementing partners how to capture ongoing political economy analysis (PEA) systematically and integrate PEA into programming so that projects […]

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‘How to’ guide: Community based monitoring guidance

This document sets out guidance for structuring and deploying Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) to monitor infrastructure projects in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) as a tool to improve value for money (VFM). While the guidance is targeted at using CBM for infrastructure projects, the concepts are broad enough to be applied to a wide range of […]

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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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