Baseline information on the above informed the design of AIF and CIF components

Baseline information on the above informed the design

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Baseline information on the above informed the design of AIF and CIF components. A reduction in water collection quarrels was reported in the BME consultant’s reports, for example, in the case of One Tree Hill, Bhopal (a locality with 2500 households) replacing old water supply pipes provided the population with increased pressure, improved frequency, regulated timing, and improved quality. Due to increased awareness, 2,000 households switched over to new pipeline connections and women’s workload were reduced. Internal project reports based on community consultation with project staff demonstrate both strategic and practical gender benefits to women such as: o Capacity development of community- based organizations led by women to plan, implement, monitor, and maintain infrastructure provisions; o Women trained as behavioural change agents to influence hygiene practices and health-seeking behaviour within the household and in communities; o Reduced workload for women and adolescent girls due to the provision of a piped water supply; o Increased access to livelihood and skills improvement opportunities through training; o Increased access to market information and agents with improved accessibility and mobility; o Reduced waterlogging due to road construction, thereby improving access and mobility; o Reduced incidence of waterborne diseases in households; o Increased land values with improved basic services; o Increased access to emergency public transport, such as ambulances
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Appendix 9 57 Area of Focus: Urban Governance Objective 2.1: To promote gender awareness and equality in the urban governance and institutional development program (to be supported by CIDA) 4. Incorporate the gender perspective in all aspects of the urban governance and institutional development program Indicator: Modification of the urban governance and institutional development program A policy decision was undertaken in 2007 to form CGCs involving more than 50% women members to promote gender-balanced local community-based governance. 760 community members, of whom 556 were women (73.1% women), formed 65 groups and registered as community group committees (CGCs) with bank accounts in 4 cities: o Bhopal: 15 CGCs, 167 members, 86 men and 81 women (48.5%) o Indore: 16 CGCs, 180 members, 21 men and 159 women (88.3%) o Jabalpur: 17 CGCs, 200 members, 17 men and 183 women (91.5%) o Gwalior: 17 CGCs, 213 members, 80 men and 133 women (62.4%) All 65 CGCs have become legal entities by registering under the Madhya Pradesh Societies Registration Act 1973. The CGCs have been mobilized and trained for pro-poor governance. Dedicated PMU staff positions, including that of community development officer, social and gender officer for the project period, ensured and their capacities built. The PMU and PIU were assisted by trained community development experts.
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