Gender Action Plans (GAPs) in ADB Projects, online resource provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The project-specific gender action plan (GAP) is a tool used by ADB to ensure “gender mainstreaming” is tangible and explicitly visible in project design and implementation. The project GAP is an integral part of the project design and mirrors the project outputs. GAPs include clear targets, quotas, gender design features and quantifiable performance indicators to ensure women’s participation and benefits. Key aspects of the GAP are incorporated into project assurances to encourage buy-in from executing agencies and other project partners. The online resource provides links to GAPs that were developed for specific projects organized by sector.