Strengthening Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia (ADB-49410-001)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Mar 18, 2016
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 27, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, the types of gender gaps, and the most relevant entry points for gender mainstreaming in each ADB investment are unique in each DMC. This is reflected in the wide range of (2013) Gender Inequality Index scores in the region (a score of 0 indicates gender parity) ranging from 0.323 in Kazakhstan to 0.705 in Afghanistan. As such, resources are required for ADB's analysis, women's participation, formulation of country and sector-specific approaches and capacity assistance to government implementation in the thematic area of gender to ensure inclusive growth.

Further, the impact will be the attainment of gender-inclusive growth in participating DMCs. The outcome will be improved capacity of participating DMCs in gender mainstreaming. The TA’s outcome target is that at least 50% of ADB-financed projects with gender mainstreaming in the CWA region deliver their intended gender equality results by the end of 2018. The TA focuses on gender mainstreaming.

Investment Description

Technical Assistance Special Fund: US$ 1.50 million
Supplementary: US$ 500,000.00

Contact Information

Project Officer: Rosero, Mary Alice
Central and West Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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