Country Technical Assistance

Technical assistance projects assist key government agencies in developing member countries to systematically address gender concerns in planning, development, and implementation of programs and projects to reduce gender disparities and make progress on meeting the MDGs.  ADB's Technical assistance projects support gender equality and women's empowerment primarily through:

  • gender capacity development of sector ministries national gender focal agencies
  • development of sector gender strategies and action plans
  • gender-responsive law reform
  • gender performance audits in key sector ministries

Technical assistance

Project Name Project Information Country Year Approved
Support to Local Government Engineering Department in Institutionalizing Women's Benefits from Rural Infrastructure Initiatives The TA will improve the capacity of the local government engineering department (LGED) to implement its gender equity action plan in its rural infrastructure projects. It will consist of the following two outputs: (i) training of LGED to engage women in rural infrastructure initiatives; (ii) application of performance-based approach to improve women's participation in local decision-making processes at Union Parishad. Bangladesh 2010
Enhancing Energy-Based Livelihoods for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs This capacity development TA will enhance the business opportunities for female micro-entrepreneurs resulting from the availability of power on a 24-hour basis provided by Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program. TheTA will train women micro-entrepreneurs and women’s self-help groups as trainers and business service providers, and build gender-sensitive awareness of power use and energy conservation. India 2011
Capacity Strengthening for Gender Mainstreaming in the Agriculture Sector The TA will support effective integration of gender issues into plans, programs and projects of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the central and local levels. It will assist the Ministry in developing a gender-sensitive strategy, sex-disaggregated management database, and carrying out pilot application of gender-integrated planning, monitoring and evaluation of agriculture projects in selected provinces.  Lao PDR 2010

Examples of completed technical assistance

Project Name Country Year Completed
Social Protection of Poor Female Workers in the Garment Sector in the Context of Changing Trade Environments Bangladesh 2007
Preventing Poverty and Empowering Female Garment Workers Affected by the Changing International Trade Environment Cambodia 2005
Implementation of the Action Plan for Gender Mainstreaming in the Agriculture Sector Cambodia 2007
Dormitories and Learning Centers for Secondary Schoolgirls Cambodia 2007
Gender Equity in Policy and Program Planning Indonesia 2003
Study of Gender Inequality in Women's Access to Land, Forests, and Water Lao PDR 2006
Capacity Building for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Nepal 2008
Non-Formal Primary Education and Functional Literacy for Rural Women in Selected Barani Areas of Punjab Pakistan 2008
Support to Implementation of Gender Reform Action Plans Pakistan 2011
Gender Mainstreaming Action Plan for Agriculture and Rural Development Viet Nam 2007
Supporting the Preparation of the Law in Gender Equality Viet Nam 2004