Gender Equality: Bridging the Gap

Publication | August 2011

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to gender equality. Strategy 2020, ADB's long-term strategic framework, recognizes that gender equality and women's empowerment are critical for achieving economic growth, reducing poverty, and supporting socially inclusive development. Thus, promoting gender equity is one of the five drivers of change. ADB's Policy on Gender and Development adopts gender mainstreaming as the key strategy for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. It requires gender equality considerations to be addressed across the full range of ADB operations - from country strategies to the design and implementation of gender-inclusive projects and programs.


  • Why Invest in Gender Equality
  • ADB's Strategy 2020
  • ADB Results
  • Mainstreaming Gender
  • Policy and Capacity Development
  • Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Knowledge Products
  • Partnerships
  • Supporting Innovation and Research

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Gender
  • ARM113123

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