Central Asian Republics: Gender Assessment Synthesis Report

Institutional Document | August 2006

The economic, social, and political developments in the four Central Asian Republics – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan – vary considerably based on localized conditions. Care must be taken when generalizing about factors influencing gender equality and women’s empowerment or outcomes from poverty reduction programming in Central Asia.

This report is a synthesis of country gender assessments (CGAs) prepared under a regional technical assistance project covering four Central Asian Republics - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan. In addition to supporting Government commitments to promote gender equality and mainstream gender into national poverty reduction strategies, the CGAs aim to ensure that ADB interventions are responsive to country gender conditions and commitments.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Economic Development Issues and Trends
  • Social and Development Issues
  • Gender Consideration of Governance Issues
  • Recommendations
  • Appendixes