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The following list contains links to websites and other web-based material within and outside of the World Bank which could contribute towards the discussion of gender in transport sector.


The Gender and Transport Resource Guide                                                                          The Resource Guide provides easy access to materials on Gender and Transport for those with and without internet access. The dissemination of the materials is hoped to sustain efforts at gender mainstreaming in the sector and ultimately enhance the impact of transport sector investments. As the sector objectives shift from being not just about growth but equally about poverty reduction and the MDGs, it is essential that policy makers, practitioners and researchers build on this existing knowledge base to be able to effectively participate in reaching their set targets.

World Bank Transport                                                                                                            This site presents the World Bank´s Transport Sector lending activities, lessons learned from the Bank´s Transport lending experience, information on subsectoral trends and issues, and knowledge resources on strategic issues.

World Bank Transport and Social Responsibility
This is a site of the Transport and Social Reposonsibility Thematic Group under the Transport sector, which looks into the social dimensions of transport including access, availability, inclusiveness and health, HIV/AIDS.


World Bank Gender and Infrastructure

This is a site under Gender and Development advocating for development effectiveness and sustainability of the infrastructure sector by taking into account how gender equality issues affect the infrastructure sectors and how infrastructure activities can assist both men and women.  The World Bank Gender Action Plan targets women’s empowerment in the economic sectors, most importantly, infrastructure—energy, transport, and water and sanitation; agriculture; private sector development; and finance.

Rural Transport Services and Intermediate Means of Transport, World Bank
This is a web site of the World Bank´s Rural Transport Division. It deals with rural transport services (RTS) and the role of RTS in promoting rural economic development and alleviating poverty. It includes information on rural travel patterns and surveying, integrated RTS planning techniques, the relationship between RTS and economic activity, vehicles (motorized and non-motorized) and their application, removing service supply and demand constraints, and equity and gender considerations.

World Bank Urban Development
Today, the World Bank with its partners is committed to promoting sustainable cities and towns that fulfill the promise of development for their inhabitants -- in particular, by improving the lives of the poor and promoting equity -- while contributing to the progress of the country as a whole.


Disclaimer:While we hope you might find the links below of interest, please note the World Bank is not responsible for the content of external websites.



For the Asian Development Bank (ADB), infrastructure is a means of reducing gender disparities.Social analysis  is the basis for identifying gender issues that affect participation in the provision and use of infrastructure. ADB has developed checklists to guide the assessment of gender aspects in infrastructure.

 How a Gender Action Plan Can Deliver Gender Equality Results: Lessons from the Asian Development Bank’s Loan Operations

·         Design that is linked to the main project components, is based on detailed gender analysis of each component and offers a strong rationale to support gender mainstreaming

·         Realistic targets that can be achieved through step-by-step progress closely linked to project objectives

·         Step-by-step actions spelled out to accomplish each gender-related target and flexible implementation and a learn-as-you go approach to address unanticipated constraints;

·         Structured training opportunities for project team members and other stakeholders to promote ownership and commitment to the GAP

·         Sufficient skills and resources developed in the project team to ensure GAP targets can be met;

·         A participatory approach to designing the GAP to ensure all team members understand why resources are allocated to specific measures to ensure women benefit

·         Leadership and good management from senior management in the country’s executing agency country to overcome challenges and resistance during implementation

·         Consistent monitoring of indicators suitable to assess progress across all gender activities

·         Gender expertise of an local gender specialist to ensure country-specific sustained input and consultations with women beneficiaries and civil society networks

Source: Thomas, Lateef and Sultana 2005


European Union

  • The Community Framework Strategy on Gender Equality (2001-2005)
  • A Programme of Action (2001-2006) 



GTZ focuses on rural roads and markets to ensure all-season access to schools, health facilities, markets and creating jobs in construction and road maintenance. The implementation of institutional reforms and economic instruments, sustainable urban mobility and air quality management are also other areas GTZ focuses on.

  • “Why Transport Matters – Contributions of the Transport Sector towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals” (December 2005)



SIDA Action Programme identifies gender mainstreaming as a key tool for working towards the gender equality goal. Gender analysis is identified as the first important step in a mainstreaming approach.




International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD)
The International Forum for Rural Transport and Development is a global network of people and organizations interested in promoting a broader approach to meeting the transport needs of rural people.  This broader approach focuses on introducing intermediate means of transport, improving local transport infrastructure, expanding rural transport services, and studying rural transport problems using an integrated planning approach. IFRTD also publishes an electronic newsletter, called Forum News.


Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide.  ITDP promotes sustainable transportation by working to reform international development institutions, providing technical assistance to sustainable transport advocacy campaigns, and implementing demonstration projects which emphasize the role that basic mobility plays in the reduction of poverty.


International Labour Organization - Advisory Support, Information Services and Training(ASIST)
This site holds full text versions of selected key publications, as well as past issues of the ASIST bulletin, seminar proceedings and the ASIST bibliographic database ASISTDOC.

Riders for Health: Bikes Really Can Save Lives
Riders for Health - a unique organization aimed at solving one problem: How to make sure that motorcycles and other vehicles used in child immunization and primary health operations in Africa run without breaking down.


The Gender Audit, Transport Studies Unit, University of East London
The Gender Audit has been commissioned by the UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), to find out about women´s transport needs and how they can be met. The main output of the research will be a checklist of desirable attributes of transport policies, plans and systems.

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