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Enhancing women-focused investments in climate and disaster resilience

Research reports

Written by Carmen Leon-Himmelstine, Yue Cao, Emma Lovell

This report explores why targeted investments in women are crucial to increase resilience to climate change and disasters and to achieve broader sustainable development.

Such investments include human resource development, institutional strengthening, financial literacy, the promotion of women’s voices and representation, and learning and skills development. The report explains why women-focused investments are necessary for climate resilience and identifies the key characteristics of such investments. It also discusses how a more supportive enabling environment can be developed.

The report is published by the Asian Development Bank.

Yue Cao, Carmen Leon-Himmelstine and Emma Lovell