Gender Equality Results Case Study: Nepal Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project | Asian Development Bank

Gender Equality Results Case Study: Nepal Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project

Publication | June 2016
Gender Equality Results Case Study: Nepal Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project

An ADB project sought to empower rural women and members of other disadvantaged groups through an integrated process of economic, social, legal, and political empowerment, contributing to efforts to eradicate gender-based inequality.

Women in Nepal have long experienced poverty, social exclusion, and marginalization because of their gender, especially among ethnic minorities and low-caste groups. Between 2002 and 2013, the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Nepal developed and implemented the Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women Project to reduce poverty by empowering rural women and members of other disadvantaged groups through an integrated process of economic, social, legal, and political empowerment.

This publication presents the case study of that project, whose special features include responsiveness to local contexts and to conditions created by conflict, a well-coordinated system for women collective engagement in all its components, and an overall multifaceted and cohesive approach.

Contents 

  • Abbreviations
  • Summary
  • Main Project Aims and Approaches
  • Gender Equality Issues Addressed by the Project
  • Project Strategies and Achievements
  • Summary of Achievements, Challenges, and Lessons