ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
Shaista Hussain is a Results Management Specialist at ADB. Being a development professional, along with being a wife and mother, has its challenges. Watch video
Gender equality is not just an issue for women. ADB staff show how they are acting to promote gender equality in the workplace and through project work.
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises play a critical role in the empowerment and economic freedom of women in Armenia, who are increasingly becoming agents of growth for the country's economy.
A joint ADB-UN report provides a statistical baseline from which to assess progress towards gender equality in the region, as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. Download report
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.