Gender Equality Results in ADB Projects: Sri Lanka Country Report

Publication | November 2010
Gender Equality Results in ADB Projects: Sri Lanka Country Report

Rapid gender assessments of 12 projects in four countries were undertaken as part of the Asian Development Bank's commitment to improving aid effectiveness. The assessment of three loans in Sri Lanka found that positive gender equality results were achieved due to the implementation of gender action plans and provisions. Gender action plans were effective tools for ensuring that both women and men participated in and benefited from projects. Gender equality results and gender action plans contributed directly to achieving loan outcomes and improved project effectiveness.

This report then discusses the gender equality results achieved for each project, summarizes factors that enhanced the quality of project design and implementation, and makes recommendations to maximize gender equity as a driver of change.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • North East Coastal Community Development Project
  • Secondary Towns and Rural Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project
  • North East Community Restoration and Development Project-II and the Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project
  • Findings, Issues, and Conclusions
  • Appendixes
  • Glossary
  • References