ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±'s Focus on Gender and Development
In the Spotlight
Infrastructure improvements are key to improving road safety for children. Yet, it does not start or end there. Road safety interventions need to go beyond infrastructure to assist government agencies to better manage and enforce road safety, and improve education, vehicles, emergency response, and post-crash care. Interventions are more effective when combined across the system to guide users to act safely.
Mongolia is keen on eradicating domestic violence against women and children. The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction contributed $3 million to an ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ± project that aims to help survivors break free from this vicious cycle.
ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ± 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.
This publication explores why targeted investments in women are crucial to increase resilience to climate change and disasters and to achieve broader sustainable development.
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.