ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
Data drives development. New initiatives generating social and economic data by sex give policymakers the evidence to address the gender mismatch in income and ownership in many countries.
ADB President Takehiko Nakao reaffirmed his commitment to make ADB a champion of gender equality. Samoa Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Fiame Naomi Mata’afa spoke of her country’s experience in advancing the role of women in decision making.
Meet Dwi Rahayu, a local woman of South Solok, West Sumatra. She shares her experiences and dreams as a young environmental engineer working in a male-dominated geothermal development project site.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy talks about tackling gender-based violence.
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