ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
In Nepal, the police established a network of service centers to help women feel more comfortable reporting gender-based crime and domestic violence.
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.
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.