In Focus: Gender and Development

Challenge

Although the economies of Asia and the Pacific have grown rapidly, many women still suffer from inequality in income and living standards. The ongoing global economic crisis will worsen the situation unless appropriate policy measures are put in place.

Strategy

ADB's long-term strategic framework for 2008-2020 (Strategy 2020) supports policy and programs that promote gender equity.

Response

ADB promotes gender equity through our operations. At least 40% of all sovereign investment projects will have notable gender mainstreaming elements by 2012.

 

 
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