Services, infrastructure and development programmes in low- and middle-income countries can be ‘inclusive’ due to different factors. Inclusive infrastructure and services make sure that no individual, social group (e.g. women, disabled, low-caste, LGBTI) or community is prevented from benefitting from their provision. Development programmes and processes are inclusive when there is awareness of marginalised groups, and that people in all marginalised groups can participate equally and benefit from them. My work to date has explored different aspects of inclusiveness in low- and middle-income countries within WASH provision and in modern energy cooking services. I have also examined how feminist and participatory methods can make sure programmes and research can identify the perspectives of people in the community whose voices are not typically heard.
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