Case studies: Construction [Practical Guide to Mainstreaming Gender in Water Projects].
This group of 12 case studies that have been collected under the heading 'Construction' form part of a project on mainstreaming gender in water projects to bring issues of social exclusion in the practical development of infrastructure in low-income countries into the core of project planning and design. They have been kept short and edited slightly to bring out the engineering issues. Topics covered are: Working hours; Pregnant and elderly workers; Food for work; Tool selection and working methods; Tool storage and power relationships; Task rates for labour based construction; Vulnerability and violence; Hiring workers; Traditional building roles; Project supplementary activities; and Interviewing techniques.
WEDC, Loughborough, UK, 18 pp.