ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
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.
Kinley Pem tells the story of her decision to train as an electrician. Bhutan scales up efforts to enhance its vocational education sector and ADB is providing support to upgrading the Khuruthang Technical Training Institute in Western Bhutan. More about the project.
This evaluation of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) support for gender and development (GAD) examined the relevance and results of ADB’s gender priorities at the corporate, country, and project levels during 2005–2015.
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