Bhutan: Capacity Development for the Department of Labour (Prev. Labor Regulations)

Sovereign Project | 38460-012

Summary

The TA is intended to further strengthen Bhutan s labour administration system thereby contributing to private sector development. The expected outcome will be that workers and employers have increased access to an efficient, effective, and transparent labour administration system. Key activities under the TA can be grouped into (a) activities to contribute to an enhanced legal framework (b) capacity development activities for DOL staff and (c) strengthened institutional arrangements to ensure labour legislation compliance.

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Project Name Capacity Development for the Department of Labour (Prev. Labor Regulations)
Project Number 38460-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4914-BHU: Capacity Development for the Department of Labour (Prev. Labor Regulations)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA is intended to further strengthen Bhutan s labour administration system thereby contributing to private sector development. The expected outcome will be that workers and employers have increased access to an efficient, effective, and transparent labour administration system. Key activities under the TA can be grouped into (a) activities to contribute to an enhanced legal framework (b) capacity development activities for DOL staff and (c) strengthened institutional arrangements to ensure labour legislation compliance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy TA is included in the country strategy as one of the ways in which to facilitate private sector development.
Impact Job seekers regard the private sector as a viable, promising, and safe employment alternative to the public sector.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Employers and workers have increased access to an efficient, effective, and transparent labor administration system.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1

An enhanced legal framework is in place.

Output 2

DOL staff skills upgraded.

Output 3

Institutional arrangement for an integrated labor administration system in place.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bhutan
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 Asian Development Bank (ADB) will recruit three individual consultants for a total of 12 person months (10 for international and 2 for national consultants). The international consultants will consist of (i) a labor administration consultant, who will focus on labor inspection and labor relations and (ii) an occupational health and safety (OHS) consultant. The national consultant will help the international OHS consultant prepare and conduct an OHS survey.
Responsible ADB Officer Ramit K. Nagpal
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies
Department of Employment and LaborPO Box 1036, Doebum Lam
Thimphu, Bhutan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Sep 2005
Fact Finding 05 Oct 2005 to 08 Oct 2005
MRM -
Approval 16 Jan 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Oct 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Oct 2007

TA 4914-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jan 2007 31 Jan 2007 31 Jan 2007 31 May 2008 30 Sep 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 16 Jan 2007 243,461.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Development for the Department of Labour Technical Assistance Reports Jan 2007

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