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Principal Social Sector Specialist, Human and Social Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank
Sakiko Tanaka is a focal officer for Viet Nam, implementing TVET, higher education and health human resource projects. She also works for COVID-19 response health projects in the Philippines and TVET projects in Lao PDR and Timor-Leste. She has worked on employment analysis in Cambodia, Fiji, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia under the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and on social sector projects at the Pacific Department. She completed her PhD in Social Policy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.
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.