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Rural Sudan: IWRM Applied (Case Studies)

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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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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Case Study: Disability inclusive design in Dar’s BRT

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher in developing countries. Well planned infrastructure and inclusive urban services are fundamental to unlocking the potential of people with disabilities. Currently, DI is not consistently addressed across DFID’s infrastructure programming and policy dialogue. It is not […]

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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 Pakistan.

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Urban Growth Diagnostic – Solwezi, Zambia

Solwezi is a large town, which is growing rapidly due to the recent construction of one of Zambia’s largest and most productive mine, Kansanshi. The town’s growth is expected to continue and there is a need for public investment to improve services needed by the growing private sector. 

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Urban Growth Diagnostic – Ndola, Zambia

Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia, and the industrial and commercial hub of Zambia’s copperbelt. The city is home to half a million people, roughly a third of those living in Copperbelt Province. Ndola lies just 10km from the border with DRC. Whilst mining contributes significantly to GDP, unemployment is high and Ndola […]

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Urban Growth Diagnostic – Mongu, Zambia

Mongu municipality is the provincial centre for western Zambia, one of the poorest  regions of the country. Mongu’s economy is primarily agricultural, with trade links to Angola and Lusaka. There is potential for tourism as a gateway to the Barotse flood plain and Luiwe Plains National Park.

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Urban Growth Diagnostic – Mbala, Zambia

Mbala is a small but growing town on the border with Tanzania. Unlike many border  towns its economy is only loosely linked with its neighbour. Instead the town acts as an  economic and service hub for surrounding rural agricultural communities, and a supply  hub for nearby national parks.

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Urban Growth Diagnostic – Mansa, Zambia

Mansa is the regional capital of the Luapula Province. One of the poorest provinces in Zambia, Mansa acts as a regional commercial hub, is home to a number of mines, and forms a small urban cluster with neighbouring border towns facilitating trade into DRC.

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Urban Growth Diagnostic – Lusaka, Zambia

As the capital of Zambia, Lusaka is the country’s key political and economic centre.  With a population approaching two million, Lusaka is also Zambia’s largest city. Lusaka hosts a diverse range of commercial activities, and these businesses are well-connected to Zambia’s other cities through a developing road network.

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