ADB's Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
乐动体育注册In Sri Lanka, efforts need to be made to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for girls to support their employment potential.
In Kazakhstan, ADB is providing access to finance for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) focusing on lending to women entrepreneurs, especially in the country's provinces. The project is funding local currency loans to help MSMEs maintain their operations, invest in productive technologies and grow their businesses.
乐动体育注册The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Care Project funded by the ADF 12 grant is improving hospital and health-care center infrastructure and equipment and helping staff and oversight agencies plan and deploy human resources more effectively in Tajikistan.
The forum, Women in Power Sector Professional Network in South Asia or WePOWER, aims to support the participation of women in energy projects and institutions, as well as promote more women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
乐动体育注册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.