Preparation of Gender Policy for Rural Infrastructure Sub Sector (Completed January 2010)

Start Date: May 2008

End Date: January 2010

Donor(s): Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project (DRILP), Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Roads (DoLIDAR), Asian Development Bank, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Budget: NRs. 1,689,350.00 (US$ 24,644.05)

During this project, IDS Nepal researched the existing approaches of gender mainstreaming in transport / infrastructure development projects and programs, the factors (social, cultural, technical) that constrain the participation of women in such project initiatives and hinder their access to project resources and benefits. Using the information researched, a Gender Policy document was prepared and included lessons learned from applied approaches and recommendations for moving forward.