This paper argues for the application of a gender lens at the earliest stage of developing better infrastructure projects, both in terms of development outcomes and risk-adjusted returns for investors. Gender is material throughout the project lifecycle, as it influences long-term stability at both a project level and in a macro-economic context. Therefore, projects that are conceived and designed with a gender lens present reduced risk. The paper highlights the opportunity for blended finance in influencing the markets at the earliest stage of project development.
Gender as Material to Infrastructure Projects: Reaching Better Outcomes by Applying a Gender Lens from Project Inception
- 21 Jul 20
- Region Focus
- Sector Focus
- Infrastructure (Non-Energy), Energy
- Sub-Sector Focus
- Critical Infrastructure, Non-Renewable Energy, Off-Grid Energy, Power Transmission and Distribution, Renewable Energy, Telecommunication Infrastructure, Transportation Infrastructure, Waste Management Infrastructure, Water Infrastructure