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

The development of water supplies and improved sanitation for poor people is an expanding area of our work and one where we are increasingly focusing on gender issues This includes strengthening our support for domestic services, and gender sensitive approaches to the design and management of irrigation systems.

We recognise the key role women can play in the development and management of new facilities and the promotion of better health, and seek to ensure that they obtain the full benefits from the programmes we support