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Gender and public transport, Kathmandu, Nepal (English)

This study was commissioned by The World Bank as part of the research to feed into the development of the Government of Nepal's national transport management strategy. The overall strategy vision is 'to develop safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transport'. Under the second pillar of the draft strategy which refers to 'management of road transport', there is specific reference to the particular needs of women in transport. The study took place between October and December, 2013 and comprised a review of secondary data and the collection of primary data via a questionnaire survey of public transport users in the Kathmandu valley, qualitative conversations and focus group discussions with users and non-users of public transport as well as key informant interviews with transport operators, police and relevant Government department staff and supplemented by participant observation. The questionnaire survey was carried out with 470 people (60 percent women) and qualitative conversations involved a further 165 (58 percent women). The questionnaire was administered 'in situ' as people were commuting on public transport at different times of the day and on different transport routes in and around the city.

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  • Document Date

    2013/01/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    86085

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Nepal,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2014/03/24

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Gender and public transport, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Keywords

    Public Transport;number of traffic accidents;Employment in Urban Areas;arbitrary deprivation of liberty;crowded public transport vehicle;time of day;feelings of insecurity;freedom of movement;cases of harassment;sense of insecurity;person with disability;environmentally friendly transport;code of conduct;number of vehicles;fast population growth;labour force participation;protection of victim;issue of gender;health and hygiene;effect of pollution;transport planning issue;competitive private sector;study on gender;day care facility;means of transport;place of work;public transport provision;Gender and Transportation;means of transportation;access to bicycle;average travel time;act of gender;flow of people;short term solutions;change in behaviour;public transportation system;burden of proof;participant observation;sexual harassment;young woman;bus stop;young child;

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Gender and public transport, Kathmandu, Nepal (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/558581468053931803/Gender-and-public-transport-Kathmandu-Nepal