Bangladesh: Support to Local Government Engineering Department in Institutionalizing Women's Benefits from Rural Infrastructure Initiatives

Sovereign Project | 40515-022

Summary

TA will improve the capacity of the LGED to implement its gender equity action plan by developing a more standardized approach to promote women's participation in and benefit from rural infrastructure development. The impact of the TA will be enhanced women's participation in local governance and the local economy. The outcome will be better knowledge, tools, and gender-related performance criteria used by LGED. The TA will also explore the potential to apply LGED's experience with performance-based approaches to local government practices related to women's participation at the Union Parishad (local government institution) level.

The TA will consist of the following two outputs:

Output 1: Improved LGED capacity to engage women in rural infrastructure initiatives.

Output 2: Performance-based approach to improve women's participation in Union Parishad structures and processes.

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Project Name Support to Local Government Engineering Department in Institutionalizing Women's Benefits from Rural Infrastructure Initiatives
Project Number 40515-022
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7720-BAN: Support to LGED on Institutionalizing Women's Benefits from Rural Infrastructure Initiatives (piggy-backed)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

TA will improve the capacity of the LGED to implement its gender equity action plan by developing a more standardized approach to promote women's participation in and benefit from rural infrastructure development. The impact of the TA will be enhanced women's participation in local governance and the local economy. The outcome will be better knowledge, tools, and gender-related performance criteria used by LGED. The TA will also explore the potential to apply LGED's experience with performance-based approaches to local government practices related to women's participation at the Union Parishad (local government institution) level.

The TA will consist of the following two outputs:

Output 1: Improved LGED capacity to engage women in rural infrastructure initiatives.

Output 2: Performance-based approach to improve women's participation in Union Parishad structures and processes.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy LGED has incorporated innovative elements into a number of recently completed and current infrastructure projects that encourage women's participation in local governance and benefit from improvements in rural infrastructure. However, there is no consolidated source of information on the extent to which LGED rural infrastructure projects are incorporating innovations that have been successful in previous projects. A consolidated source of guidance for future projects will be extremely useful. To strengthen its role in fostering the participation of women in rural infrastructure development, LGED needs to (i) develop an agreed set of elements of women's participation in the decision making and planning of local governments on rural infrastructure, and (ii) pilot a performance-based approach to women's participation in local governments for learning and upscalling.
Impact Enhanced women's participation in local governance and the local economy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Better knowledge, tools, and gender-related performance criteria used by LGED
Progress Toward Outcome training of UP members is ongoing. Consultants are working with LGED for improvement in gender mainstreaming. and building capacity for UP women members
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1: Improved LGED capacity to engage women in rural infrastructure initiatives

Output 2: Performance-based approach for Union Parishad to improve women's participation in Union Parishad structures and processes piloted

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1) ongoing.

2) Women are included, additional funding for UP were given who had implemented women participation.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive stakeholder consultation was conducted during the preparation of the TA.
During Project Implementation During project implementation, stakeholders will be consulted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

1. National consultants

a. Remuneration and per diem (386 person-months) 300,300

b. Local travel (including field workers) 43,800

2. Equipment 35,000

3. Workshops, training, seminars, and conferences 90,000

4. Miscellaneous administration and support costs 10,900

5. Contingencies 20,000.

Team leader selected. Selection of NGO under process.

Procurement of goods commenced for EA's HQs and field offices.

Procurement Procurement of goods, services, and consultants are to be done folowing the ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Responsible ADB Officer Nasheeba Selim
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 26 Jul 2010 to 10 Aug 2010
MRM -
Approval 03 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 7720-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2010 22 May 2011 22 May 2011 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 575,000.00 03 Dec 2010 341,509.45

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