Gender Tool Kit: Energy: Going Beyond the Meter

Institutional Document | September 2012

This tool kit assists staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in conceptualizing and designing gender-responsive projects in the energy sector. It guides users in key questions to be asked and data to be collected during project preparation. It also offers a menu of entry points in designing project outputs, activities, inputs, indicators, and targets that integrate key gender issues identified during the gender analysis. The tool kit is broken down into key subsectors of ADB's energy sector investments - transmission and distribution, rural electrification, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Case studies from ADB energy projects have been included to illustrate good practices in mainstreaming gender in energy sector.


  • Foreword
  • Purpose of the Tool Kit
  • Issues: Why Gender Matters in the Energy Sector
  • Gender in ADB Operations: Key Actions in the Project Cycle
  • Gender Analysis: Developing Gender and Energy Profiles
  • Gender Entry Points for Project Designs in Energy Subsectors
  • Gender Targets and Indicators in Design and Monitoring Framework
  • Appendixes