Vision for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific by 2030: Possible Future Directions for ADB’s Gender Work - Background Paper

Institutional Document | December 2016

This paper outlines a proposed vision for ADB to support gender equality in Asia and the Pacific and explores the gender dimensions of major trends and challenges.

In developing a new long-term strategic framework (Strategy 2030), ADB will be responding to the continuing and emerging challenges facing its developing member countries, and aligning its operations with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Having made considerable progress in mainstreaming gender concerns in its operations under its current Strategy 2020 and related results framework, ADB has significant opportunities to build on these successes through the new Strategy 2030.

This paper is intended to explore the gender dimensions of some of the major trends and challenges facing the Asia and Pacific region, in order to identify key gender-related priorities for countries in the region, and possible future directions for ADB’s gender work under Strategy 2030.


  • Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Gender Dimensions of Regional Trends and Challenges
  • Regional Commitments to the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific
  • Possible Future Directions for ADB’s Gender Work Toward 2030
  • References

Additional Details

  • Gender

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