Balancing the Scales: Using gender impact assessment in hydropower development

TitleBalancing the Scales: Using gender impact assessment in hydropower development
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Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSimon, Kunstler
Secondary TitleOxfam Australia
Place PublishedMelbourne
Key themesGender, Hydropower, Impact Assessment

The objective of this manual is to provide a simple resource and basic tools for hydropower developers and government to incorporate gender impact assessment (GIA) more comprehensively into their project cycles. In bringing Gender Impact Assessment more consistently into hydropower development processes, companies have a chance to improve the situation for women alongside that of men. Using GIA will help companies identify and manage risk, avoiding the possibility of your project adding to discrimination and marginalisation of women. This manual will help you identify, understand, predict and respond to gender differences, opportunities and needs as they relate to hydropower projects. It includes some helpful guiding questions for staff involved in developing and managing hydropower projects and plans. The manual is available in English, Burmese, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese from the URL link below.


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