Studies Exploring Inequalities in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya

In January 2018, REACH launched a call for applications for studies Exploring Inequalities in three Observatories: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Wukro (Ethiopia), and Kitui (Kenya). A total of £150,000 of funding (£50,000 for each observatory) was awarded for research teams to co-build knowledge on how water (in)security produces or reflects socio-economic inequalities and marginalisation, particularly for women and disabled people.

This research will inform the sector and policy makers on the consequences of industrialisation, appropriateness of water management and social consequences of different models of water supply.

The grants are managed by Dr. Marina Korzenevica-Proud ( You can read more about each individual research project by clicking on the links below:

Public lives, private water: a study of gender, water and empowerment among Ready-Made Garment women workers in Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh

The dynamics of water access, water use, and governance in Wukro Town, Ethiopia

Wukro, Ethiopia

Gender analysis of vulnerability and resilience to household water insecurity in Kitui country, Kenya

Kitui County, Kenya

UK Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

‘Access to water is a defining challenge for the 21st century. The UK has already helped 43 million people to access clean water, but there is far more to be done.’

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