Country Gender Assessment: Bangladesh | Asian Development Bank

Country Gender Assessment: Bangladesh

Institutional Document | October 2010

This publication aims to contribute to the new country partnership strategy for 2011

This publication builds on previous assessments and the experience gained by the Bangladesh program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It also takes account of Strategy 2020, the long-term strategic framework of ADB for 2008–2020, and the evolution of ADB-wide gender equality strategy and targets. It aims to contribute to the new country partnership strategy for 2011–2015 and subsequently serve as a resource for program staff. To facilitate use of the assessment in program analyses and project design, this publication is organized to reflect the major sectors in which ADB works in Bangladesh. Each chapter identifies the key gender equality issues in the sector; notes ADB approaches to integrating those issues in sector initiatives; and highlights challenges, opportunities, and entry points


  • Overview
  • Agriculture and Rural Development (Including Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management)
  • Urban Development (Infrastructure and Services, Including Health)
  • Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Private Sector Development (Including Finance)
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Governance
  • Annex: Millennium Development Goals: Update on Gender Equality Dimensions