Gender and GIS: Mapping the Links between Spatial Exclusion, Transport Access, and the Millennium Development Goals in Lesotho, Ethiopia, and Ghana

35 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2009

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Wendy Walker

Asian Development Bank

Shalini P. Vajjhala

Resources for the Future

Date Written: August 27, 2009

Abstract

The gender dimensions of spatial exclusion are important components of social marginalization and vulnerability. Transport infrastructure and services play a critical role in supporting mobility and access to basic services vital to achieving poverty reduction, gender equality, and sustainable development objectives. This paper explores how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology can support integrated evaluations of the gender dimensions of transport using an innovative combination of community participatory mapping, new gender-disaggregated household-level Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), and transport sector GIS data. The pilot study focuses on three countries, Lesotho, Ethiopia, and Ghana, and reveals new opportunities for cross-scale evaluation.

Keywords: participatory mapping, GIS, health, transport, rural access

Suggested Citation

Walker, Wendy and Vajjhala, Shalini P, Gender and GIS: Mapping the Links between Spatial Exclusion, Transport Access, and the Millennium Development Goals in Lesotho, Ethiopia, and Ghana (August 27, 2009). RFF Discussion Paper No. 09-27, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1473931 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1473931

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