Nepal: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers

Sovereign Project | 38097-012 Status: Active

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Project Name Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Project Number 38097-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8627-NEP: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The new monitoring format developed by PIU will help in data collection from the district. Data is being collected and report is expected in Q2 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

GBV Awareness audio jingles and drama re-produced and broadcasted through 13 local Radio FMs in 13 districts out of 15 new project districts.

Three civil society consultation workshops conducted in each of 13 new districts. Altogether, 38 workshops completed where 2561 (1160 women) participated in the workshops.

15 workshops completed already in 5 pilot districts .

Baseline Survey in 20 districts completed and report has been shared with stakeholders.

Draft WCSC Strategy of 4 terai districts (Siraha, Saptari, Mahottari and Banke) developed based on the inputs collected from the civil society consultation workshops in districts.

Center WCSC is operational with facilities.

WCSC established and are operational in 5 pilot districts. WCSC Construction continued in Dolakha (package 1),Sindhuli (Package 2),Civil works commenced in package 4 (Banke and Surkhet). Contract awarded for package 3 (Siraha, Satari and Mahottari) and mobilization amount provided .

Tendered for civil works of 7 districts. Bids will be evaluated from 7th January, 2016

Issued the letter of intent to suppliers to purchase basic office package. Planned to procured by Mid February 2016.

One four wheeler vehicle for PIU and 6 motor bikes and 7 scooters for 13 districts procured. And delivered to districts

Seven training modules already developed and .few contents were incorporated in regular training program of Nepal Police.

TOT package is ready. Meeting conducted with GESI Unit to schedule the TOT program. Planned to conduct on February, 2016.

These training were completed in 5 pilot districts. Altogether, 363 persons (159 women) trained. Among them 233 police personnel (81women) and 130 service providers (81 women).

Training plan for new project districts is being prepared. Trainers will be mobilized for district level on site training

SOP has been sent officially to all Regional, Zonal and District Police Office for its implementation. Re-produced SOP (2000 copies) for orientation program.

485 police personnel (74 women) oriented on the SOP.

11 new districts have woman junior police officer and 3 to 5 women staff in WCSC.

12 District and 17 VDC level Networks recently formed in new districts, 5 district level committee already established in 5 pilot districts. Networks are meeting but the number of meeting is yet to be reported.

Guideline for coordination plan prepared for district team in order to develop their plan and implement coordination plan in each district.

Started to collect Data from the district WCSC. It will be collected on quarterly basis and reported.

Project is behind the schedule and the budget is not utilized as planned. But efforts have been made to cover up all project activities in 2016.

Monitoring formats prepared by PIU to collect and record data on each output and outcome indicators. The district WCSCs were oriented on the formats in 13 districts and M&E system yet to be oriented

NPHQ's MIS will include WCSC related data that will further enhance monitoring system.

Baseline survey in 20 districts completed and report was shared among stakeholders.

Geographical Location Doti, Jumla, Bara, Rautahat and Dhanusa

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects N/A
Involuntary Resettlement The project entails the construction of five new buildings near district policy office at the district level and a new building at the central WCSC within the Police Headquarters. Land has been provided by the Police or communities and no involuntary settlement occured.
Indigenous Peoples Nepal is a multi-ethnic country with major issues related to social exclusion of low castes (dalits) and ethnic groups. The project area includes about 19 ethnic groups. The dalits are the most disadvantaged, with dalit women being even worse off. Awareness campaigns and appropriate mechanisms to minimize discrimination and ensure equitable distribution of benefits have been designed into the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the design of the Project, extensive consultations were undertaken with government officials, NGOs, civil society, human rights organizations, staff of women and children centers (WCSCs) and donors. During the consultations, representatives from various segments of society recognized the important role that WCSCs can play in addressing crimes against women and children and the need for: (i) strenthening of WCSCs and their staff, and (ii) improvements in the coordination between WCSCs and non government organizations (NGOs). Full local participation in the design activities will occur through focus group discussions, consultation workshops, public hearings, and surveys, to be held during the first phase of the Project to assess the need for WCSCs in different districts. Given the crucial role communities play in the WCSC network for victim support, NGOs, representatives from local governments and communities groups will implement part of the project activities. The participatory approach of the NGOs will facilitate the Project's process approach.
During Project Implementation The project has widely consulted with the local communities prior to the establishment of the WCSCs, to provide information about their intended purpose and mandate in order to get inputs from the local community in identifying the main concerns related to crimes against women and children to be addressed by the new WCSCs. Regular reviews of the project progress at each district are also conducted to receive inputs and feedbacks from the local stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants will be engage on individual basis.
Procurement Civil works are to be procured using the national competitive bidding,. Most of the equipment, and supplies are expected not to exceed $100,000 does shopping is acceptable. For items with value less than $10,000 direct purchase is used.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Suman Subba
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Nepal Police Headquarters
Ms. Parbati Thapa Magar
CWCELL@NEPALPOLICE.GOV.NP
Nepal Police Headquarters

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 07 Mar 2016

Grant 0277-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 May 2011 23 May 2012 18 Jul 2012 31 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2013 19 Mar 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 May 2011 0.00 0.17 88%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 May 2011 0.00 0.17 88%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Grant 0382-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 25 Sep 2014 30 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2016 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.38 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.15 49%
Counterpart 0.38 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.09 29%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Grant 0406-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 25 Sep 2014 30 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 2.21 69%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.38 12%

Grant 9135-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jul 2009 19 Jan 2010 19 Jan 2010 19 Jan 2014 30 Apr 2014 18 Dec 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Jul 2009 0.00 0.72 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Jul 2009 0.00 0.72 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 8627-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 29 Jul 2014 29 Jul 2014 30 Apr 2018 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 25 Mar 2014 91,145.98
Title Document Type Document Date
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers: Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2014
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers - Additional Cofinancing Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Mar 2014
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Apr 2011
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Grant Assistance Reports Jul 2009

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Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Protecting Vulnerable Women and Children in Nepal Papers and Briefs Sep 2010

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