Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices
This toolkit from IFAD provides practical papers on how labour-saving technologies and practices can promote inclusive development through reducing the domestic workload and freeing up time to perform productive tasks, but also to participate in decision-making processes and development opportunities. Labour-saving technologies can also make rural areas more attractive places for younger people. When the domestic workload is reduced, women are the principal beneficiaries but men also benefit, depending on the extent to which they perform these tasks. The toolkit is composed of: a “How to do note“, that offers practical guidance on design and implementation of project, best practices and more resources; “Lessons learned“, that provides from a IFAD’s water investments impacts on time-savings of household; a “Compendium“, that showcases some labour-saving technologies.