Closing the Gender Gap: Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Date: March 2007
Type: Papers and Briefs


This good practice paper looks at how one ADB water supply project developed female beneficiaries into change agents. The paper summarizes the planning, design, and implementation of gender-specific components that made the water supply project the success that it is.


  • Introduction 
  • Potential in Punjab 
  • Setting the Gender Agenda 
  • The Benefits of Doing the Gender Homework 
  • Remaining Challenges in Closing the Gender Gap 
  • Hopeful Future for Rural Punjab