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Senior Social Sector Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Sakiko Tanaka is a focal officer for Vietnam social sector portfolio and working with her team on processing projects for secondary education, TVET, and health. Prior to this, she worked for ADB Economic Research Department as Senior Economist working on employment diagnostics in collaboration with ILO in Cambodia, Fiji, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. She also worked at ADB Pacific Department as a Social Development Specialist dealing social sector projects. She completed her Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Colombia University NY.
Boarding facilities and pilot innovations boost enrolment and retention of girls and ethnic minorities in lower secondary schools in Viet Nam.
Here is what works: quotas, training, skills matching, mobility, and childcare leave policies.