Regional: Promoting Rural Women's Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Sovereign Project | 40308-012

Summary

The goal is to increase women's participation in economic activities especially in poor communities, thereby increasing the community's country's productivity and achieving more inclusive economic growth. The project will work with various partners in preparing pre feasibilty and or feasibility level protect proposals (including for technical assistance capacity building) for developing women led business in poor communities. Preference will be given to locations where these investments may complement other ADB investments such as rural roads and water resource development.

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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 Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The goal is to increase women's participation in economic activities especially in poor communities, thereby increasing the community's country's productivity and achieving more inclusive economic growth. The project will work with various partners in preparing pre feasibilty and or feasibility level protect proposals (including for technical assistance capacity building) for developing women led business in poor communities. Preference will be given to locations where these investments may complement other ADB investments such as rural roads and water resource development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's country partnership strategies and related country gender assessments (CGAs) for the Central Aisn republics (2005-2006) recognize that there are acute gender disparities in the impacts arising from economic restructuring, agriculture sector reforms, and the dismantling of social services. To complement the strategies outlined in the CPSs and CGAs, the TA will identify and address obtacles to women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Impact Rural women's economic empowerment is enhnaced in selected transition economies
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome DMC officials and ADB staff gain knowledge about effective ways to promote women's collective efforts as entrepreneurs
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

Comparative analysis report on constraints to and opportunities for rural women's entrepreneurship

Policy reforms and organizational capacity development

Portfolio of proposals for funding

Summary of TA findings and lessons learned

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 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 BankSusann Rothsroth@adb.orgADB Headquarters, Manila
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Jul 2006
Fact Finding 12 Aug 2007 to 23 Aug 2007
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Dec 2007
Last PDS Update 05 Apr 2011

TA 6431-REG

Milestones
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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