This report synthesises 4 country case studies conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as part of a networked research project.
The case studies analysed transport sector policies, legislation, regulations and programmes in order to generate key learning around good and promising gender mainstreaming practices for possible up-scaling. Each of the case study countries has political frameworks that allude to gender equality, to varying degrees, in law and policy. However, many of these political commitments are yet to translate into gender equitable transport. A project cycle analysis of seven rural transport projects revealed various innovative approaches adopted to mainstream gender, some of which informed transport policy and practice.
To further institutionalise mainstreaming, the report recommends evidence-based policy engagement, collection of gender disaggregated transport data, gender capacity building of transport and engineering professionals/researchers and retrofitting of policy and regulations for improved gender sensitivity.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Tanzarn, N., (2017). Scaling up Gender Mainstreaming in Rural Transport: Policies, Practices, Impacts and Monitoring Processes – Final Synthesis Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 3 December 2017