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5 Key Steps for building conflict sensitivity into DFID infrastructure programming

1. Build conflict sensitivity into all stages of programming This means thinking about conflict sensitivity risks at each stage of the project cycle, starting with analysis and concept, through design, implementation, monitoring and final evaluation. Basic questions to consider would include: does our analysis take into account the views of excluded groups, how can we […]

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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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IWRM : Managing risks and promoting development in fragile contexts

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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Delivering Inclusive growth through infrastructure programming in FCAS: A Bibliography

ICAI, in its 2015 report ‘Assessing Impact of the Scale-up of DFID’s support to Fragile States’, included a recommendation for DFID to provide guidance on targeted infrastructure components to ensure sustainable impacts in fragile states programming. DFID commissioned the ICED facility to conduct a piece of research in response to this recommendation. This document is […]

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Delivering integrated water resource management in fragile contexts: Guidelines

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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‘How to’ Guide: Integrating VFM data collection and analysis within third party monitoring programmes

This short guidance note is primarily aimed at designers and implementers of third party monitoring (TPM) programmes (donors and their implementing partners) that are set up to monitor donor funded infrastructure delivery in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS). It provides high-level guidance on what to consider from a value for money (VFM) perspective, when […]

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Guidance note: Political economy analysis and VFM in infrastructure

The goal of this guidance is to ensure that DFID advisers and service providers put interventions in their political context to improve value for money (VFM) in infrastructure programming. The guidance shows DFID programme managers and implementing partners how to capture ongoing political economy analysis (PEA) systematically and integrate PEA into programming so that projects […]

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‘How to’ guide: Community based monitoring guidance

This document sets out guidance for structuring and deploying Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) to monitor infrastructure projects in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) as a tool to improve value for money (VFM). While the guidance is targeted at using CBM for infrastructure projects, the concepts are broad enough to be applied to a wide range of […]

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Equity and VFM in infrastructure

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 […]

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‘How to’ guide: Using cost indicators in FCAS for better VFM in infrastructure

This guidance note is intended to assist practitioners with effective use of cost indicators in donor programmes with an infrastructure component; with a focus on the challenges experienced in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS). It explains how to use cost indicators at each stage of the infrastructure investment lifecycle; as a tool to better […]

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