Gender inclusion in the EBRD public transport and water projects in southern Kyrgyzstan
Study | 20 September 2018
The research team has conducted a survey that was focused on gender inclusion in the EBRD funded public transport and water projects in Osh, the second largest city in Kyrgyz Republic. The outcome of this publication revealed that the bank’s objectives, to improve human resource policies and practices in the municipalities of Osh city, have yet to be fully implemented in the project’s aim for gender inclusion. A month-long field research has also revealed the problems with accessibility for disabled residents and recurrent issues regarding school children’s safety in private bus transportation. The quality of drinking water doesn’t meet expectations of the Osh city population and women in particular. The Osh city development plan for 2016-2020 neither stipulates career opportunities for females in the public transportation and water sectors, nor it has included the EBRD funded project’s gender component in the city budget which is effectively indicating that the bank funds were not fitting a purpose of mainstreaming gender.