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Road maintenance as a vehicle for social inclusion and decent work for women

Author nameILO Kathmandu
Classification Code001 - Employment and Investment
Subject areasAccess interventions; Appropriate technology; Capacity building; Choice of technology; Community contracting; Community participation; Compensation for work accidents; Conditions of employment; Contracting systems; Decent work; Development assistance; Employment; Employment creation; Employment-intensive; Gender issues; Infrastructure investment; Labour policies and practices; Labour standards; Labour supply/market; Labour-based works; Local government; Maintenance; Occupational safety and health; Poverty alleviation; Public works; Recruitment; Remuneration; Road maintenance; Road sector; Roads; Rural employment; Rural roads; Skills training; Training; Women
KeywordsGender, inclusiveness, maintenance, roads, rural roads, women participation, community contracting
Document typeBrief
Date of this edition6 March 2019
CopyrightILO - 2019
Place of publicationKathmandu
Country of publicationNepal
No. of pages4
Accession no.001 - 200893
Classification CodeEmployment and Investment
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The Government of Nepal has adopted a series of policies, legal amendments and practical measures to promote gender equality, including a quota for women in the Constitution promulgated in 2015. The rural road programme SNRTP supports these government efforts at a practical level in road maintenance works. The project operates in a context where women’s ability to work is limited in several project locations due to various factors, including cultural issues and reasons linked to safety and security in the post-conflict regions. The project introduced guidelines that promoted gender equality and social inclusion and helped to overcome some of these barriers through a transparent selection process.

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