ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
For many women who live on the edge of poverty, access to microfinance loans can open a path to a brighter future for themselves and their families.
Household-level poverty and development data often masks key inequalities between men and women, particularly when it comes to the control of resources and assets. A new effort is underway to take a closer look.
Training is a key tool to strengthen fragile and conflict-affected states. Women play a particularly important role in helping improve the conditions in these countries. Listen to this podcast from Asian Development Bank Institute.
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.
Could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women's equality
Of working age women in developing Asia participates in the labor force in contrast to 80% of men