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Sri Lanka : Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors.

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Manila : Asian Development Bank, 2016.
Series: Country Gender Assessments.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bank, Asian Development.
Sri Lanka : Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors.
Manila : Asian Development Bank, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9789292575489 9292575481
OCLC Number: 963575489
Notes: 4 A railway lighting initiative in Mumbai shows that women users of transport infrastructure can identify specific (and relatively inexpensive) measures with broad impacts.
Description: 1 online resource (85 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Boxes and Appendix Tables; Boxes; Overall Context; 1 There are differences and disparities among provinces; 2 Compared to its neighbors, Sri Lanka is advanced on a number of gender equality indicators, behind in others; 3 Women remain more likely than men to be in agriculture; 4 Agricultural employment is predominantly informal; 5 Most unpaid family workers are women; 6 The male-female gap in unemployment rates increases with education; 7 Women's labor force participation rates are much lower than those of men, and unemployment rates are consistently higher. 8 Women have constituted the majority of labor migrants for most of the past 2 decades9 Most women migrate for domestic work, and there are very few women in other job categories; 10 Useful references specific to Sri Lanka; Education: Secondary, Technical, and Vocational; 1 Youth unemployment is high, particularly among women; 2 Unemployment rates are consistently higher among women than men at each level of education; 3 Labor force participation is much lower among women; 4 Girls now outnumber boys in senior secondary education; 5 Boys and girls are differently distributed by subject stream. 6 Girls outperform boys in all subject streams7 Achieving gender equality in education requires attention to the learning process and outcomes as well as access; 8 Types of institutions differ in various characteristics related to the quality certificates and post-training support; 9 In some Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training courses, most students are girls while in others most are boys; 10 Tip sheet on integrating gender perspectives into analysis and planning in the education sector; 11 Useful resources for gender analysis in the education sector; Energy. 1 Electricity coverage rates are high but vary somewhat by province2 Firewood is the principal cooking fuel for many households; 3 Ownership of domestic labor-saving appliances is not yet common, particularly among rural households; 4 Regional tracking report recommends attention to four policy areas linking gender issues and Sustainable Energy for All objectives; 5 Sustainable Energy for All identifies universal adoption of clean cooking solutions as one if its high-impact opportunities; 6 ""Clean cooking is critical to addressing climate change"" 7 A range of initiatives will be needed to build a "critical mass" of women in energy agencies and institutions8 Tip sheet on integrating gender perspectives into analysis and planning in the energy sector; 9 Useful resources for gender analysis in the energy sector; Transport: National, Provincial and Rural Roads; 1 Transport interventions may have impacts on the allocation of household tasks in unexpected ways; 2 Many households do not own a vehicle; 3 A walkability study in Dhaka was pursued as a component in a strategy to improve traffic flow.
Series Title: Country Gender Assessments.

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