Kyrgyz Republic: Improving Livelihoods of Rural Women through Development of Handicrafts Industry

Sovereign Project | 40539-012

Summary

The grant development objective is to improve the livelihoods of rural women in the Kyrgyz Republic by developing the handicraft industry. The specific objective is to increase income and job opportunities for poor women in selected rural areas by improving productivity, diversification, and products quality while establishing efficient marketing services and facilities.

The Project will help organize the existing, mostly informal, handicraft centers in rural areas, improve quality and diversify the product, increase productivity and efficiency, and extend the centers' memberships to include more poor families. The Project will renovate and equip these centers; help establish a coordination and marketing center in Bishkek as well as a satellite center in the South; and build the centers' technical, management, and marketing capacities. More than 19,000 craft producers and their families will benefit from these interventions.

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Project Name Improving Livelihoods of Rural Women through Development of Handicrafts Industry
Project Number 40539-012
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9104-KGZ: Improving Livelihoods of Rural Women through Development of Handicrafts Industry
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The grant development objective is to improve the livelihoods of rural women in the Kyrgyz Republic by developing the handicraft industry. The specific objective is to increase income and job opportunities for poor women in selected rural areas by improving productivity, diversification, and products quality while establishing efficient marketing services and facilities.

The Project will help organize the existing, mostly informal, handicraft centers in rural areas, improve quality and diversify the product, increase productivity and efficiency, and extend the centers' memberships to include more poor families. The Project will renovate and equip these centers; help establish a coordination and marketing center in Bishkek as well as a satellite center in the South; and build the centers' technical, management, and marketing capacities. More than 19,000 craft producers and their families will benefit from these interventions.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Naryn, Issyk-Kul, Talas, Batken, Osh, Djalalabat oblasts
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 Only domestic consultants for the total 472 person-months will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All procurement will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Goods and services costing less than $10,000 will be procured using direct contracting. Goods and services costing between $10,000 and $100,000 will be procured using shopping; and goods and services costing between $100,000 and $500,000 will be procured using national competitive bidding procedure acceptable to ADB or limited international bidding procedure, whichever is appropriate. For civil works, shopping or national competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB will be used. No international competitive bidding is envisaged under the Project.
Responsible ADB Officer Rie Hiraoka
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kyrgyz Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Foreign Trade and IndustryTurusbek Mamashov106 Chui Prospect
Bishkek 720002
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 May 2006
Fact Finding 07 Apr 2006 to 08 May 2006
MRM -
Approval 17 Jan 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Dec 2007
Last PDS Update 15 Oct 2010

Grant 9104-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jan 2007 31 May 2007 31 May 2007 31 May 2010 31 Jul 2010 15 Nov 2010
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.21 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Jan 2007 0.00 1.92 96%
Counterpart 0.21 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 17 Jan 2007 0.00 1.92 96%

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