Gender Tool Kit: Energy Going Beyond the Meter


Asian Development Bank
1 January 2012

The purpose of the toolkit is to assist staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in conceptualizing and designing gender-responsive projects in the energy sector. ADB’s Policy on Gender and Development mandates its investments in all sectors to promote gender mainstreaming. ADB projects categorized with “gender mainstreaming” require a gender action plan (GAP) and gender targets and indicators in the project design and monitoring framework. The tool kit provides tips to designing the GAP and gender targets and indicators relevant to the specific subsector context. It also includes guidelines for preparing terms of reference for consultants to conduct a detailed gender analysis and to prepare GAPs.