34306-013: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The goal of the Project is to reduce poverty in rural Nepal by empowering poor rural women and members of other disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic and low-caste women. The objective is to improve the socioeconomic conditions of poor rural women through a process of economic, social, legal, and political empowerment by (i) strengthening their individual capabilities to improve their access to and control over assets; (ii) building group support for individual and collective action to ... Read More

Country Nepal
Project Number 34306-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number Loan No. 2143
Approval Date 16 Dec 2004
Closing Date 11 Dec 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 10,000
Geographical Location The Project area covers 2 clusters comprising 15 core districts-8 in the Midwestern and Far Western regions and 7 in the Central Region-which represent the most disadvantaged areas of Nepal, and where gender discrimination is pervasive and deep.
Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 1: Gender equity (GEN)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Related Projects


Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

View the latest procurement notices for Goods, Works and Related Services, or Consulting Services.