Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 20 Jul 2014

Project Name Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 44067-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location (i) Central Asia region with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan,(iii) Afghanistan,(iv) Pakistan,(ii) Caucasus region with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Public sector management
Subsector Economic and Public Affairs Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7563Technical Assistance Special Fund3,200
Technical Assistance7563Technical Assistance Special Fund1,300
Technical Assistance7563Australian Grant22
Counterpart 350
TOTAL US$ 4,872

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultations with government agencies, non-government organizations, and civil society during design phase of the TA. Endorsement of Government secured.
During Project Implementation
Continued stakeholder consultation and participation during implementation. No Objection received from 10 DMCs


The technical assistance (TA) will strengthen the capacity of DMCs in Central and West Asia to (i) apply gender mainstreaming strategies in the design and implementation of programs and projects, (ii) support innovative and strategic approaches in the DMCs to promote gender equality and women's empowerment, and (iii) promote partnership and cooperation to enhance synergy. Activities will be supported through core areas of operations of ADB's Central and West Asia Department (CWRD), in which country-specific, innovative, and effective design features will be developed to provide equal opportunity for women and men to participate in and benefit from project and programs

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In-country consultations with government agencies, non-government and civil society organizations, and development partners found that the TA is essential to support DMCs in Central and West Asia and to enable CWRD to better assist DMCs in systematically addressing gender concerns in development. In respect of the decreasing resources in GAD Cooperation Fund to support GAD policy implementation in all ADB operations, the TA will pave the way for CWRD to institutionalize its own structure, mechanisms, and approaches to accelerate gender mainstreaming in its operations to meet Strategy 2020 targets

Development Impact

Gender-inclusive growth is attained in participating DMCs

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improved capacity of DMCs in gender mainstreaming
Progress Towards Outcome
The CWRD is progressively gender maintreamed with the support of the RETA: 35% in 2011, 40% in 2012, and 45% in 2013. Nongovernment and civil society organizations actively participate in pilot projects, investment projects, and gender learning events.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Strengthened institutional capacity of NSOs to produce and promote use of gender data 2. Increased availability and use of updated country gender analytical works 3. Gender mainstreaming approaches in pilot projects developed and completed 4. GAD network cooperation is reinforced and coordinated
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
1. (i) Published and circulated Gender Statistics and Development Planning knowledge products. English and Russian versions uploaded online (ii) Gender webpages constructed a. Kyrgyz Republic - NGO Democratic Processes b. Kazakhstan - SANGE Research Center c. Tajikistan- Public Organization Fund for Poverty Reduction 2. Country Gender Assessment (i) Kazakhstan - published and dessimated. Online version uploaded (ii) Ongoing preparation of CGAs for Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Armenia, and Pakistan (iii) Published - Uzbekistan Gender and Water: A Story Within a Story (English and Russian versions uploaded in ADB website) 3. (i) 16 Pilot projects demonstrating gender mainstreaming approaches and delivering direct benefits to women completed: - Afghanistan livelihood skills training - Armenia livelihood training skills; research on SMEs - Georgia water and sanitation information campaign - Tajikistan entrepreneurship skills; NSO capacity building and TVT gender mainstreaming - Kyrgyz research on fiscal policy - Uzbekistan gender analysis and sex disaggregated Data - Pakistan leadership and entrepreneurship training; and dairy livelihood project (Part 1 &2) - Armenia capacity building of local government on gender planning; - Tajikistan climate change resilience - Kyrgyzstan Technical and vocational education training gender analysis - Uzbekistan Gender Statistics Indicators; NSO capacity building Ongoing - 6 pilot projects - PAK protection and prevention against gender-based violence - AZE womens entrepreneurship training - Regional AZE; KAZ; KGZ; UZB- research on Leveraging ICTs to Foster Womens Entrepreneurship - Tajikistan Green finance - UZB strengthening economic capacity of women along CAREC corridor 2 in Pap Namangan 4 new projects being processed- skills for electrification project in AFG; rapid assessment of sexual harassment in public transport and connected spaces in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Pakistan 4. Supported 13 learning events organized by gender network in 6 DMCs
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2014 Mar 04
Consulting Services
National Consultants: 1. ADB Headgquarters-Based TA Administrator (39 person-months) 2. ADB Headquarters-Based TA Coordinator/GAD consultant (53 person-months) 3. Subregional Project Manager (24 person-months) 3. Implementation Consultants (8 individuals, 168 person-months) International Consultants ( 4 individuals, 23 person-months)
Computers were provided to the national consultants
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 21 Jun 2010
Management Review Meeting
Approval 19 Feb 2014
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 7563 19 Jul 2010 19 Jul 2010 30 Nov 2013 30 May 2015


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 7563 4,522 4,522 3,280 1,243 2,439 2,083

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Susann Roth (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Portfolio, Results, Safeguards and Social Sector Unit, CWRD
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank


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