The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 56

Gender issues in project planning and implementation


25 August 1990

No.56 Gender issues in project planning and implementation: The case of Dandora Site and Service project, Kenya.

Author: Paula Nimpuno

Publication Date: 25 August 1990

Women usually constitute half or more than half of the applicants in low income housing projects in Africa. As women are mainly responsible for reproduction (childbearing, rearing and domestic work), they are also the main users of shelter, infrastructure and community services. Hence a better understanding of women's lives will certainly have implications for urban development planning. However, the experiences so far of African cities is that gender specific planning has not been undertaken.

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