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Mobilising Finance for Cities’ Water Infrastructure

On 4 April 2019, DFID hosted a session coordinated by Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) to explore mechanisms for mobilising finance for investment in urban water infrastructure. During the session, more than 15 leading development practitioners and financiers shared their viewpoints on how to achieve the goal of mobilising more than $6.7 trillion […]

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Roundtable: The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming

The Role of Governance & Transparency in DFID’s Infrastructure & Urban Programming: Summary of Roundtable Discussion A consensus has emerged around the importance of governance and transparency in delivering infrastructure and services in low income countries. Policy-makers have tended to focus on the challenges of increasing financial investment. However, this new consensus moves beyond that […]

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July 2017 QLL Summary

In July, the ICED team delivered a series of quarterly lessons learnt workshops at DFID’s offices in Whitehall and remotely. These workshops presented recent lessons learnt from across the ICED facility’s work, including from our urban, economic development, infrastructure, and FCAS portfolios.

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July 2017 QLL Event Recap

On 13 July, the ICED team delivered the quarterly lessons learnt workshop exploring how infrastructure programming can promote women’s economic empowerment. The workshop drew on ICED experience from the Pakistan ‘Support to Urban Productivity (SUP)’ business case.

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ESMAP Conference – highlights and opportunities

In December, the ICED facility hosted a number of Quarterly Lessons Learnt (QLL) sessions. Attached are slides from the  session sharing highlights and opportunities from the ESMAP Conference. The session was supplemented with case studies from the ICED facility drawing from our recent work in system planning and NDCs, Sierra Leone, on and off grid, and the […]

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Lessons Learnt from DFID’s Urbanisation Research Nigeria (URN) Programme

In December, the ICED facility hosted a number of Quarterly Lessons Learnt (QLL) sessions. This quarter we shared learnings and hosted discussion from Urban Research Nigeria. Attached are slides from the session. What makes an effective city in a challenging environment? Nigeria has a long history of urbanisation and urban development that distinguishes it from […]

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Lessons Learnt Session: Infrastructure investment in FCAS

In December 2017, the ICED facility hosted a number of Quarterly Lessons Learnt (QLL) sessions. Attached are slides presented at a session on infrastructure investment in FCAS. Are there things you can do to raise private finance for infrastructure in conflict affected countries? The session presented and contrasted profiles of different fragile states from the […]

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