Policy on Gender and Development

Institutional Document | June 2003

This policy on Gender and Development (GAD), aside from the change in name, will codify and give formal recognition to existing ADB requirements and practices.

It will also introduce new institutional mechanisms for increasing and improving ADB's performance and activities directed at improving the status of women.


  • Introduction
  • Gender and Development Issues in the Asia and Pacific Region
  • Overview of ADB Policy and Operations on WID (1985-1996)
  • The Need for a Revised Policy on Gender and Development
  • ADB's Revised Policy on Gender and Development
  • Appendix

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Gender Equality

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