ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
ADB and Armeconombank OJSC have signed a $15 million loan to support lending to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Armenia, with a specific focus on women and areas outside the capital, Yerevan.
ADB's Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has been instrumental in providing know-how and much-needed capital to encourage women-led small and medium entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka to thrive.
This publication explores why targeted investments in women are crucial to increase resilience to climate change and disasters and to achieve broader sustainable development.
With COVID-19 imposing new challenges on women and exacerbating the numerous other difficulties they already face in their daily lives, a gender-sensitive response is crucial to this global health emergency. So what do we know about the impact of COVID-19 on women and what would a gender-sensitive response look like?
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.