Closing the Gender Gap: Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Publication | March 2007

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