Gender Case Studies
The gender results provide an overview of gender issues, design features, and implementation arrangements that contribute to achieving gender-related targets in ADB projects.
12 Dec 2017
How Lao PDR is Using TVET to Break Gender Barriers at WorkAffirmative action, vouchers, social marketing, and homestay visits are helping break through gender barriers to “blue collar” work in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
26 Jul 2017
Healthy Babies and Happy Mothers in UzbekistanBetter training for health professionals, modern equipment and new facilities are helping to save the lives of new mothers and their babies.
23 Feb 2017
Making Health Care Affordable for the Urban Poor in BangladeshMaternity clinics run under a public–private partnership are making quality health care a reality in Dhaka’s slum communities.
27 Jan 2017
Villages in Samoa Improve Sanitation to Stay HealthyFamilies in Samoa are cleaning up their neighborhoods, adopting better sanitation practices, and living healthier lives.
19 Dec 2016
In Kyrgyz Republic, Access to Finance Boosts Small BusinessAs small and medium-sized businesses in the Kyrgyz Republic face an economic downturn, mobile phone technology and local banks are making access to finance easier.
4 Mar 2016
Unlocking the Economic Potential of Women in the PacificDoing business in the Pacific is hard, but it’s a lot harder for women. Fortunately, sweeping reforms across the Pacific are creating an enabling environment for business and opening up opportunities for women.
26 Nov 2015
Women in Charge of Urban Growth in BangladeshEmpowered women are taking the lead in bringing much needed urban improvements in pourashavas, or secondary towns, in Bangladesh.
16 Oct 2015
New Knowledge Helps Nepal Adapt to Uncertain Climate FutureSpreading information on how to adapt in the face of weather extremes is fast becoming an essential tool for Dhulikhel town in Nepal and other communities on the front line of climate change.
30 Jul 2015
Nepal: A Chorus of Women’s Voices Makes a Difference – Influencing Local Government SpendingHow do women influence local government spending so that it is more responsive to their needs and priorities? This remains a challenge in Nepal, as women lack social, political and economic power to influence decision making for the benefit of women, as well as men.
3 Jul 2015
Cash Transfer Gives Poor Children in the Philippines Chance of a Good EducationIn the Philippine island of Bohol, cash grants from an ADB-supported project are helping the Ewican family support their children through school, and learn how to be more responsible citizens who are aware of their rights and those of others.
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