India: Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors

Date: March 2013
Type: Country Planning Documents
Series: Country Gender Assessments
ISBN: 978-92-9254-028-9 (print), 978-92-9254-029-6 (web)
Price: US$30.00 (hard copy)


Concerns about persisting gender-based exclusion from the benefits of development have encouraged the Government of India and its partner institutions and donor agencies to mainstream gender in its policies, programs, and projects. This publication provides a gender analysis of six priority sectors—agriculture, energy, education, finance and public sector management, transport, and urban development—and suggests possible further actions to strengthen ADB approaches in these sectors. It is expected to provide the basis for increased attention to gender issues and opportunities in developing the India partnership strategy for 2013–2017.


  • Introduction: Purpose and Uses of the India Gender Equality Diagnostic
  • Part A: Overview
    • Key Gender Equality Issues and Policy Initiatives
    • ADB in India: Building on Experience
  • Part B: Gender Mainstreaming in ADB Sectors
    • Agriculture and Water Resource Management
    • Education (Vocational Education and Skill Development)
    • Energy
    • Finance and Public Sector Management
    • Transport
    • Urban Development
  • Appendix: Data Tables on Selected Indicators for India and States