Friday, January 11, 2013


[IWS] ADB: GENDER AND URBAN POVERTY IN SOUTH ASIA: Proceedings Report of the 2012 Subregional Workshop [10 January 2013]

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



Asian Development Bank (ADB)


GENDER AND URBAN POVERTY IN SOUTH ASIA: Proceedings Report of the 2012 Subregional Workshop [10 January 2013]

[full-text, 175 pages]




In March 2012, the ADB held the Subregional Workshop on Gender and Urban Poverty in South Asia to share experiences and enhance lateral learning among ADB and its project partners on addressing gender and social inclusion issues in urban development projects in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.


The main themes of the workshop were inclusive urban planning and governance, public–private–community partnerships, and capacity development for achieving gender equality results.


Poverty and social exclusion in South Asia are significant with 35% of the urban population—190.7 million people—currently living in slums and squatter settlements, the highest proportion in the Asia-Pacific region. Women are particularly vulnerable to the risks associated with urban poverty.



This report presents a synthesis of knowledge, experiences, good practices, and recommendations shared at the forum with the aim of assisting ADB and its partner agencies in the planning of urban development projects to facilitate gender- and socially inclusive outcomes and reduce poverty in South Asia.


Conclusions and recommendations of the workshop include the following:


•Understand gender dimensions of urban poverty for inclusive urban planning and governance;

•Strengthen pro-poor and gender-inclusive delivery of urban infrastructure and services;

•Promote women’s empowerment; and

•Develop capacity for gender equality results.



•Executive Summary


•Inclusive Urban Planning and Governance

•Public–Private–Community Partnerships

•Capacity Development for Achieving Gender-Based Results

•Subregional Workshop Conclusions and Recommendations

•Building on Good Practices and Experiences in Inclusive Urban Development





This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.


Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?