Gender and Development Cooperation Fund: Ninth Progress Report - 2012

Date: February 2013
Type: Statutory Reports and Official Records
ADB funds and products; Gender
Series: Gender and Development Cooperation Fund Progress Reports


To help the Asian Development Bank (ADB) effectively implement its Policy on Gender and Development and accelerate gender equality and women's empowerment in the Asia Pacific region, the multidonor Gender and Development Cooperation Fund (GDCF) was established in May 2003. As a leverage fund, GDCF is meant to make ADB's operations work better for gender equality and women's empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. Activities supported by GDCF are all aimed at influencing much bigger loan and Asian Development Fund (ADF) projects, national laws and sector policies, and capacity of ADB's clients in implementing such projects and policies.

This is the ninth GDCF report presenting progress and achievements from all grant components, and RETA 6143 subprojects approved, implemented or completed in 2012, including those financed by the TA Special Fund matching window. It includes financial progress reports and makes suggestions for ways forward in 2013.


  • Introduction
  • Financial Progress
  • Progress and Achievements in 2012
  • Ways Forward in 2013
  • Appendixes