34306-013: Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview

Description

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

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