Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
Maternity clinics run under a public–private partnership are making quality health care a reality in Dhaka’s slum communities.
Fuarosa Heather, a mother of two from Eva Village, Samoa, learned about the connection between good sanitation and her family’s good health by participating in the Community Sanitation Project.
Women are still far less likely to seize economic opportunities and start businesses throughout Asia and the Pacific. Three women tell us what needs to change in their country to boost the number of female entrepreneurs.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential for meeting Asia’s aspirations of inclusive and sustainable development. Gender equality needs to be pursued in its own right for a just and equal society, and for better development outcomes - inclusive growth, faster poverty reduction and Sustainable Development Goals.
Of working age women in developing Asia participates in the labor force in contrast to 80% of men
Could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women's equality