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Promoting Women’s empowerment through energy

enterprises and enabling them to move into better jobs or more profitable markets. These changes, in turn, can broaden women’s aspirations, break down stereotypes and catalyse positive social norm change….

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Best Practices in Infrastructure TA Programming

…programme design from flexibility, to awareness of political economy and a need to take a more nuanced approach to theories of change. These finding are set out here, and further…

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Economic Growth Linkages Bibliography

…to provide a valuable resource for donors designing programmes or interventions. A series of papers then analysed this evidence presenting a theory of change from activities to outcomes and economic…

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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,…

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Digital opportunity in cities: Time to leapfrog

…a digital world’. In addition to stakeholder-focused recommendations for donors, policy makers and investors, a step change in how cities approach digital innovation is needed. This will require collaborative innovation…

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Construction Sector Employment in Low-Income Countries: Opportunities and Barriers

…of the change in the sector status quo. Countries with high expected female employment growth include Myanmar, Yemen, Pakistan, Uganda, Afghanistan, and Tanzania. Potential opportunities for engagement include: Direct or…

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Urbanisation in a Digital World: Opportunities and actions for governments, donors and the private sector

…when designing interventions. To close section 1, the authors set out a high level theory of change for how the mindful integration of digital solutions in urban settings could theoretically…

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For street vendors, finding water and toilets isn’t just a nuisance, it’s cutting into earnings

…daily challenges faced by those at the base of the pyramid. It’s not a one-size-fits-all answer, and for real change to happen, informal workers should be given a voice in…

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Water for Economic Development: Evidence and Programming Entry Points

This briefing note provides an overview of the potential opportunities for integrating water considerations into infrastructure and wider economic development programming. The brief explains the underlying theories of change that…

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