Regional: Promoting Rural Women's Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Sovereign Project | 40308-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Promoting Rural Women's Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies
Project Number 40308-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6431-REG: Promoting Rural Women's Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies
Gender and Development Cooperation Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome A regional conference was held in September in Dushanbe to present and discuss the findings of the project and identify entry points to improve opportunities for rural women entrepreneurs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All project activities have been concluded in 2010. The situational analysis on constraints and opportunities of rural women entrepreneurs was done in Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The reports as well as the first draft of the comparative analysis ofthe three counrtries were presented at the conference "Women Entrepreneurship" in September 2010 in Dushanbe.The draft report - Comparative Analysis Report on Regional Womens Entrepreneurship in Central - is undergoing final revision for final submission to ADB together with the final project proposals.
Geographical Location Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

During TA fact-finding mission, discussions with the governments, development partners, and civil society organizations at central and provincial, and district levels confirmed the relevance of the proposed activities, impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost estimates, financing arrangements and terms of reference.

Work with women's development agencies and institutions, women business associations, government agencies, NGOs, business development service (BDS) providers, and other development partners in preparing a long list of potential investment and capacity building projects.

During Project Implementation A regional job fair cum workshop to present and disseminate findings and future action for promoting women entrepreneurship beyond provision of credit service

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting Services yet to be determined.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Susann Roth
Responsible ADB Department Office of the Director General, CWRD
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio, Results, Safeguards and Social Sector Unit, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Susann Roth
ADB Headquarters, Manila


Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2006
Fact Finding 12 Aug 2007 to 23 Aug 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Dec 2007
Last PDS Update 05 Apr 2011

TA 6431-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2007 - 12 Dec 2007 31 Mar 2010 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 12 Dec 2007 559,104.15

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