Nepal: Empowerment of Women

Sovereign Project | 34306-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Empowerment of Women
Project Number 34306-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3872-NEP: Empowerment of Women
Japan Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Non-formal education

Finance - Inclusive finance

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The objective of the project is to improve the socioeconomic status of women through an integrated approach. The components of the project shall include: (i) institutional development and strengthening of women's community organizations; (ii) support for income generating activities by facilitating access to existing services in credit and savings, marketing and business management and skills development; (iii) construction of community-managed time-saving small-scale infrastructures such as improved water supply and sanititation services, grinding mills and alternative energy saving devices; (iv) legal literacy/gender awareness/empowerment issues. Measurable outcomes include the accumulation of capital through increased savings by poor women; enhanced women's income due to stronger women's organizations, access to labor-saving infrastructure, access to credit and skills training; an improved socio-economic environment for women to participate in decision-making processes that affect them, and better awareness by women of their basic legal rights.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location The districts for the proposed project shall be identified during the PPTA phase. Poorer districts and, within them, the poorest and most disadvantaged women will be selected in close consultation with the Department of Women Development.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 4 months of international consultants and 24 person-months of domestic consultants. Expertise to be provided by the consultants include an international team leader/institutional development specialist with experience in preparing ADB PPTAs; a local team leader/rural development specialist; a microcredit specialist, a community development specialist and a legal literacy specialist.
Procurement TBD
Responsible ADB Officer Marzia Mongiorgi-Lorenzo
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
Mr. Pratap Pathak, Joint Secretary
Singha Durbar Kathmandu, Nepal
Concept Clearance 07 Aug 2001
Fact Finding 28 Jan 2002 to 04 Feb 2002
Approval 24 May 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Feb 2007

TA 3872-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 May 2002 13 Sep 2002 13 Sep 2002 28 Feb 2003 28 Feb 2004 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 24 May 2002 415,150.12
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Empowerment of Women Project Technical Assistance Reports May 2002

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