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Gender and Transport Resource Guide: Introduction

The purpose of this Resource Guide is to provide easy access to useful materials on Gender and Transport. The CD-ROM version makes them available to people without internet access as well. We hope providing broad access to these materials will help to sustain efforts to mainstream gender in the transport sector and ultimately enhance the impact of sector investments. As transport sector objectives expand to include poverty reduction and the MDGs as well as economic growth, it is essential that policy makers, practitioners and researchers build on the existing knowledge base to reach their targets.

The materials included here provide practitioners in the transport sector with guidance and background materials directed at answering the questions of "Why?" and "How to?" support gender mainstreaming in the sector. The Resource Guide:
  • Provides checklists, entry points, and tools for mainstreaming gender in transport projects and policies.
  • Brings together case studies, best practices, training manuals, tools and reports on gender and transport from the Gender and Rural Transport Initiative (GRTI), and other initiatives of the World Bank and allied agencies.
  • Uses a gender lens to analyze transport programs ranging from national infrastructure policies and plans to community driven development projects.
  • Presents examples of engendering the full range of transport network interventions ranging from intermediate means of transport (IMT) such as bicycles, donkeys and carts to formal transport sub-sectors such as roads, buses and boats.
  • Provides slide presentations that can be adapted for gender and transport training, gender sensitization, and other events.
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Intended Users of the Resource Guide
This guide provides gender mainstreaming tools and information for individuals and groups working on policy, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and research in the transport sector and sectors affected by transport. Different users of the guide will find the following sections most relevant:
Policy makers
Researchers, evaluators
Trainers, facilitators

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Overview of the Sections of the Guide
Module 1: Why Gender and Transport?
Module 2: Challenges for Mainstreaming Gender in Transport
Module 3: Promising Approaches for Mainstreaming Gender in Transport
Module 4: The Gender and Rural Transport Initiative (GRTI)
Module 5: Tools for Mainstreaming Gender in Transport
Module 6: Resources for Mainstreaming Gender in Transport

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Gender and Transport at the World Bank
Over the past six years, increasing attention to gender and transport issues at the World Bank has been reflected in activities such as:
1. Gender and Transport Web Page
2. Transport and Social Responsibility Thematic Group
3. Gender and the SSATP
4. Guidelines for Social Analysis in Transport
5. Time Poverty Research
6. Global Study on Integrating Gender into World Bank Transport Programs
7. Integration of Gender in the 2006 Transport Policy Consultations
8. Transport is a Focus Area for the 2006 Gender Plan of Action

Your feedback is needed to keep this guide updated!

Any resource requires periodic updating. Please help us keep this a living document by sending your suggestions, documents, case studies, tools and other materials to:
George Banjo, Task Manager
Africa Transport Unit and SSATP
Phone: 202-473-6070
Fax: 202-473-8038
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