Integrating Gender Equality into Water Sector Operations
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Summary

This Technical Guidance Note (TGN) is part of a series of documents on integrating gender equality into the sector operations of Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Notes identify key issues which lead to, and reinforce gender inequality, and propose possible solutions for addressing them.

This specific TGN Summary focuses on the water sector operations. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) asserts the importance of water and sanitation in calling for “access to water and sanitation for all”.  Water scarcity and poor water quality can result in inadequate sanitation and the prevalence of water-borne diseases. These shortages or
lack of access to public water utility services also negatively affect livelihoods and economic productivity, educational outcomes and have particularly negative impacts for women, children and other vulnerable groups.

The expectation is that the TGN will assist the relevant field officers, technical specialists and decision-makers in effectively infusing gender equality into the Region’s water sector.

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