Guide on Integrating Gender throughout Infrastructure Project Phases in Asia and the Pacific

Guide on Integrating Gender throughout Infrastructure Project Phases in Asia and the Pacific

Organization

UN Women, UNOPS

Type(s) of Tool

GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems.

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., PrioritizationAuthorities decide which projects to realize and how to allocate resources., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., FinanceDevelopers decide how to pay for their project., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time.

Open Source

Yes

Language Availability

English

Country of Origin

Thailand

Date of Development

2019

Version

2019

Description

This guide introduces to the United Nations gender mainstreaming principles; why it is important to mainstream gender; the business case for gender mainstreaming; and an overview of the project life cycle. The document describes in detail each stage of the project life cycle and addresses key gender mainstreaming and social inclusion considerations. It is part of a practical series of how-to guides and checklists specific to the Asia-Pacific region.

Tool Outcome

The tool provides practical guidance on both the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of integrating gender across project phases.

Sustainability Criteria

  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Social inclusion

Themes

Gender