Institutionalizing Gender Equality at ADB: The Experience of the Bangladesh Resident Mission

Publication | March 2009

ADB prepared a report analyzing the factors that contribute to the higher-than-average proportion of gender-sensitive projects (i.e., loan and grant projects) approved for Bangladesh.


  • Between 1998-2007, Bangladesh had the highest proportion of projects with significant gender mainstreaming at ADB.
  • The social changes in the country and the increasing commitment of line agencies provided momentum to mainstream gender concerns.