Intersections: Gender, HIV, and Infrastructure Operations: Lessons from Selected ADB-Financed Transport Projects

Date: August 2009
Type: Books
ISBN: 978-971-561-805-2 (print)
Price: US$25.00 (paperback)


ADB is committed to mainstream gender equality approaches in all sectors of its operations. This publication assesses the nexus between gender inequalities, HIV spread, and infrastructure development. A desk review and comparative analysis of existing infrastructure sector policies, legal and regulatory frameworks related to HIV prevention in Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, India, Papua New Guinea, and Tajikistan identifies factors which may contribute to promote an effective response to the epidemic. The assessment of and field visits in selected ADB transport project sites identified promising practices for a more sustainable and gender-inclusive response to the epidemic.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • State of the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific
  • HIV Vulnerabilities Associated with Infrastructure Operations
  • ADB HIV Interventions
  • The Way Forward
  • Recommendations
  • Appendixes