Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Equality Playbook


Co-produced by the Asian Development Bank Institute and United Nations Capital Development Fund, this course describes common constraints faced by women in developing markets, how technology use can promote gender-inclusive digital economies, and practical solutions for achieving breakthroughs.

The course consists of 4 units:

Unit 1: Introduction to United Nations Capital Development Fund and Playbook Orientation (20 minutes)

Unit 2: Women’s Skills, Access, and Usage of Infrastructure (18 minutes)

Unit 3: Policy and Regulation (12 minutes)

Unit 4: Women and Innovation (13 minutes)

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand market challenges faced by women in least developed and emerging economies
  • Highlight digital solutions for building gender-inclusive economic opportunities
  • Detail market approaches for decreasing the digital and financial divide for women and girls
  • Provide a starting point for policy dialogue and development at a country and program-level.

How to Complete this e-Course

  • Watch 4 short video lessons
  • Review open access reading materials
  • Successfully pass quiz with a score of 8/10 or higher
  • Answer feedback questions
  • Certificate with unique ID will be issued upon completion of course requirements