Gender Responsiveness in ADB Water Policies and Projects

Publication | December 2005

A Gender in Water Partnership between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) was launched during the 3rd World Water Forum in Japan in March 2003. Later that same year, in October, ADB and GWA signed a letter of agreement to co-sponsor a program of activities to put this partnership into operation. This report represents the first of these activities - a Gender in Water Operations Review - also known as the Gender Scan.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Policy and Institutional Framework
  • Gender Scan Findings
  • Analysis
  • Recommendations
  • Endnotes
  • Appendixes