The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

UNOPS and UN Women develop guides on integrating gender into infrastructure development

Focused on Asia and the Pacific, the publications provide region-specific guidance, information and case studies showcasing socially-inclusive and gender-equitable infrastructure designs.

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the world’s most rapidly growing regions in terms of economic growth and population. It requires efficient, well-built and well-maintained infrastructure.

To ensure that infrastructure is designed and built to maximize positive and equitable benefits – including income-generating opportunities and access – gender mainstreaming is necessary.

Each stage of an infrastructure project should address the safety and accessibility needs of everyone who uses it – women, men, boys and girls. The design of infrastructure should take into account how different groups use it, as well as identify opportunities to empower and transform individual lives and communities.

New guides co-produced by UNOPS and UN Women encourage gender-inclusive infrastructure by showing how to integrate gender into infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific. Read more about the guides here.

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