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ADB Gender Bond 2019

Publication | August 2019
ADB Gender Bond 2019

This update discusses how ADB is contributing to gender equality in Asia and the Pacific and showcases two projects that are making a positive difference.

Accelerating progress in gender equality is one of seven operational priorities under ADB’s Strategy 2030 that includes a target for 75% of ADB’s committed operations to promote gender equality by 2030. In 2017, the bank issued its first gender bond worth NZ$130 million to finance gender empowerment projects. The update discusses ADB’s efforts to support gender equality in the region and features an agriculture project in Armenia and a water project in India as examples.