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Country Gender Assessments build on the experience gained by the programs of the ADB in supporting gender equality, social inclusion, and women's empowerment. These reports provide an overview of gender and social inclusion issues in the ADB's developing member countries and analyze the various social identities and their impact on development outcomes.
This publication presents a gender equality diagnostic of education, energy, transport, and water and sanitation in Sri Lanka—four sectors which are the major areas of cooperation between ADB and the Government of Sri Lanka.
This country gender assessment re-examines the gender equality situation in Tajikistan, and identifies critical issues such as gender-based barriers to economic opportunities, social services, and to leadership and decision-making posts.
This country gender assessment analyzes the progress of Solomon Islands toward achieving gender quality across different social, economic, and political spheres
The Sri Lanka Country Gender Assessment Update revises information and data presented in the 2008 Country Gender Assessment published by ADB.
This report discusses gender equality concerns in Armenia’s government, economy, society, and culture. It analyzes gender issues in key sectors such as energy, transport, water supply and municipal services, and entrepreneurship.
For the past decade, the Maldives has experienced economic growth. However, challenges remain in gender equality and women’s empowerment, limited share in employment, and low participation in political development and decision making.
This assessment examines gender issues across the different socioeconomic sectors of Timor-Leste.
This country gender assessment describes the changes in the status of women and men in Uzbekistan as the country rapidly transforms from a state-controlled, agricultural economy to a market-based system. Prepared under ADB regional technical assistance, this report explains in detail several characteristics of Uzbekistan’s transformation and their direct bearing on gender equality.
The publication focuses on gender equality and women’s position in Bhutan and aims to provide the government and its development partners with a practical resource to support gender mainstreaming.
This country gender assessment for Kazakhstan builds on a previous assessment published in 2006, as well as on experience gained by Asian Development Bank in support of gender equality and women's empowerment in Kazakhstan.