A. Waafas Ofosu-Amaah, Senior Gender Specialist, Gender and Development, PREM
Kinnon Scott, Senior Economist, DECRG
Julie Babinard, Environmental and Social Development Specialist, ETWTR
The consideration of gender in the transport sector is essential to ensure that transport is equitable, affordable and provides access to resources and opportunities required for development. Recent work focused on the gender mainstreaming effort in the transport sector was reviewed, and a discussion took place on strengthening the integration of gender considerations in the sector’s analytical and operational work.
In particular, a guidance paper, TP-28: Mainstreaming Gender in Road Transport: Operational Guidance for World Bank Staff, on how to mainstream gender into road operations was presented, including relevant gender issues in the various operational contexts, providing examples of the types of project components and related indicators that contribute to mainstreaming gender in Bank operations. Recent research findings on the use of existing household surveys for identifying relevant gender data that can used by transportation planners and researchers were also shared in a formal presentation What Can Existing Household Surveys Tell Us About Gender and Transportation in Developing Countries?
These products have been in part financially supported by the World Bank’s Gender Action Plan (GAP) which provides resources to integrate gender into operations across regions, particularly in the non-social sectors such as infrastructure and the private sector.
PRESENTATIONS AND MATERIALS
Tools for Mainstreaming Gender Issues in Transport Projects (PDF, 330KB) or (PPT, 92KB)
Mainstreaming Gender in Road Transport: Operational Guidance for World Bank Staff
(PDF, 373KB) or (PPT, 777KB)
What Can Existing Household Surveys Tell Us about Gender and Transportation in Developing Countries? (PDF, 675KB) or (PPT, 165KB)
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