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close this bookBreaking the Barriers - Women and the Elimination of World Poverty (DFID, 1999, 24 p.)
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Improving Basic Services

Upgrading clinics, schools, and other essential facilities contributes to improvements in basic services DFID involves communities, including women, in design improvements which impact on the quality of services Improving the layout of clinics, for example, ensures that confidentiality is maintained and people can easily move from one service to another during the same visit. Innovative work is being done in Africa and Asia which makes services more responsive to people's needs, and empowers women and men in key decisions affecting their lives.