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ADB's Focus on Gender and Development

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  • Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka – Ruchirani Munasinghe's story

    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.

  • Enhancing Women-Focused Investments in Climate and Disaster Resilience

    威廉希尔体育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?

  • 威廉希尔体育Infrastructure that provides access to clean water and adequate sanitation frees women and girls from health and safety risks.

威廉希尔体育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.

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10 June 2020Experts discuss ways to enhance COVID-19 safety nets for women
9 June 2020ADB joins launch of the world's first National Women's Financial Inclusion Strategy
26 March 2020Webinar on fighting the gendered impact of corruption
13 March 2020India Resident Mission celebrates International Women's Day

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