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 infrastructure programmes in FCAS. It provides practical guidance and prompting questions to help formulate equitable programming approaches that are good VFM, at each stage of the programme lifecycle. It provides advice on how to manage the trade-off that exists between optimising results for the poorest and most marginalised groups, and the costs of doing so.