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Case Study: Disability inclusive education in Pakistan

This case study highlights the opportunity for DFID urban growth, infrastructure and transport programmes to build disability inclusion into programming activities, using examples from the delivery of school construction in…

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Top reading resources for building in disability

…DFID’s forthcoming Disability Summit, ahead of which we thought we should share our top recommended reads for all donors and programme implementers wanting to build disability inclusion into infrastructure and…

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The Southern African context: Economic indicators, trends and intra-regional trade

This briefing note, extracted from a full report entitled Trade infrastructure: Programming options in Southern Africa presents some important economic indicators and trends to show how diverse the economies are…

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Surplus power generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa

For many years it has been a given that countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have needed more power generation capacity. A key focus for donors and International Financial Institutions (IFIs)…

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Case Study: Nairobi Railway and Community Relocation

The effective planning and delivery of vital infrastructure is central to realising the full economic potential of cities to drive growth and development. In Nairobi, improvements to the operation and…

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Economic Growth Linkages Bibliography

In 2016 ICED undertook an extensive review of evidence available to support linkages between infrastructure delivery, support for improved urban productivity, and economic growth. The review was undertaken in order…

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Evidence: Urban Productivity linkages to economic growth

…exploit agglomeration effects and economies of scale. These effects are not always present however and can be reduced where cities to not achieve the necessary levels of densification and infrastructure…

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Urban Productivity linkages to economic growth

…exploit agglomeration effects and economies of scale. These effects are not always present however and can be reduced where cities to not achieve the necessary levels of densification and infrastructure…

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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…

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Revealing and strengthening the links between WASH, productivity, and well-being for informal vendors in South Africa and Kenya

…assumed that employers are responsible for providing WASH to employees, many workers in the ‘informal economy’ are self-employed and lack access to basic infrastructure, healthcare, or other social protection (ILO…

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