Funds and Resources
ADB offers loans, grants, and technical assistance from Special Funds, Trust Funds, and other sources to help reduce poverty in Asia’s poorest countries.
The Gender and Development Cooperation Fund was established in May 2003 as a facility to promote gender equality and women's empowerment in Asia and the Pacific.
The fund supports country gender assessments and strategies to guide the formulation of country partnership strategies, project-specific gender action plans for ADB gender-relevant projects, recruitment of long-term gender consultants, gender impact assessments, and promotion of partnerships with women's organizations and other development partners.
The fund will finance activities that include the following components:
All ADB developing member countries are eligible for the fund.
Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, and Norway have contributed a total amount of about $12 million to the fund.