Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
It makes good business sense to empower women as entrepreneurs, employees, and consumers, an ADB study shows.
Inclusive businesses are bringing positive change to women's lives. This report assesses the extent to which inclusive business models promote women's economic empowerment.
As small and medium-sized businesses in the Kyrgyz Republic face an economic downturn, mobile phone technology and local banks are making access to finance easier.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential for meeting Asia’s aspirations of inclusive and sustainable development. Gender equality needs to be pursued in its own right for a just and equal society, and for better development outcomes - inclusive growth, faster poverty reduction and Sustainable Development Goals.
$12trillioncould be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women's equality.
49%of working age women in developing Asia participates in the labor force in contrast to 80% of men.
5Female labor participation rates could increase by at least 5% over 5 years if there was equity in law.