China, People's Republic of: Strengthening Equitable Provision of Public Employment Services in Sichuan Province

Sovereign Project | 43028-012

Summary

The TA outputs will be (i) key policy recommendations on measures and mechanisms for improving the PES for all job seekers, and particularly for migrant workers in Sichuan, and (ii) widely disseminated publications on key TA findings and recommendations. Specifically, TA outputs will include: (i) the main TA report, (ii) a supporting technical report on labor market analysis and information systems and networks, as well as effective means of information dissemination to migrant workers; (iii) a supporting technical report on institutional and staff capacity-building needs in key areas, including information management, coordination, and networking, to improve vocational guidance for migrant workers, (iv) a policy note for decision makers, (v) a conference report, and (vi) an executive summary of the main TA report.

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Project Name Strengthening Equitable Provision of Public Employment Services in Sichuan Province
Project Number 43028-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7391-PRC: Strengthening Equitable Provision of Public Employment Services in Sichuan Province
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The TA outputs will be (i) key policy recommendations on measures and mechanisms for improving the PES for all job seekers, and particularly for migrant workers in Sichuan, and (ii) widely disseminated publications on key TA findings and recommendations. Specifically, TA outputs will include: (i) the main TA report, (ii) a supporting technical report on labor market analysis and information systems and networks, as well as effective means of information dissemination to migrant workers; (iii) a supporting technical report on institutional and staff capacity-building needs in key areas, including information management, coordination, and networking, to improve vocational guidance for migrant workers, (iv) a policy note for decision makers, (v) a conference report, and (vi) an executive summary of the main TA report. The policy recommendations will be drawn from the analysis and assessment in the main TA report of key issues, including (i) policy environment; (ii) capacity constraints and efficiency issues; (iii) labor market analysis, particularly on the demand side; (iv) labor market information systems; (v) capacity building for employment service staff; (vi) strengthening of public-private partnerships; (vii) ways in which the existing PES is currently used, including a survey of the informal networking behaviors of target clients (job seekers); (viii) employers' knowledge of and satisfaction with the PES system, and how they can contribute to improving the system; and (ix) gender issues, taking into account the implications of the global economic recession for job creation, employment, and social safety nets in Sichuan. These policy measures and effective mechanisms for implementation should be identified, prioritized, and costed. Policy recommendations and key TA findings will be disseminated among the stakeholders and general public through a variety of media including the government's websites, printed materials, and presentations during conferences. The policy note for decision makers, which presents key findings and major policy recommendations of the TA, will be shared with decision makers at the national and local levels.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA will support the Sichuan province to enhance the capacity and effectiveness of PES for rural-urban migration in Sichuan Province. The TA will provide a comprehensive analysis of the policy environment; capacity constraints and efficiency issues; labor market analysis, particularly on the demand side; labor market information systems; capacity building for employment services staff; strengthening of public-private partnerships; and gender issues, taking into account the implications of the global economic recession for job creation, employment and social safety nets in Sichuan. It will provide recommendations to strengthen the soft aspects of the employment service delivery and promote an equitable development of these services in rural and urban areas in Sichuan.

The TA is directly linked to the PRC Country Partnership Strategy (2008-2010) of ADB, which places emphasis on inclusive growth and balanced development. The TA will also draw on the key interventions of ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) as well as ADB?s Policy on Gender and Development (1998) in promoting equality, not only as a fundamental human right, but also as essential to poverty reduction, improved living standards, and sustainable economic growth. In addition, the present TA will build on the lessons learned from recent ADB-financed TAs which focus on similar challenges and opportunities in other case study provinces.

Impact Strengthened capacity and effectiveness of PES, particularly for rural-urban migrants in Sichuan Province.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Choices for improving the effectiveness of PES for all job seekers, particularly rural-urban migration in Sichuan Province, analyzed comprehensively.
Progress Toward Outcome TA implementation is completed. Awaiting financial completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Recommendations for improving the PES system in Sichuan developed.

2. Policy note on key TA recomendations developed and widely disseminated in Sichuan and at the national level.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) TA activities completed. All reports have been submitted and accepted. Awaiting financial completion.
Geographical Location
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

A total of 25 person-months of consulting services (one international for 5 person-months and four national for a total of 20 person-months) will be required. Consultants will have expertise in (i) migrant workers' employment policies and implementation, (ii) PES system improvement (capacity and efficiency), (iii) vocational guidance and development, and (iv) labor market analysis and information system for employment services.

The consultants will be engaged through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and based on the quality and cost-based selection method (90:10 ratio), using simplified technical proposal.

Procurement TA equipment will be procured by the consultants after consultations with SESAB in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines, and will be retained by SESAB upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Jazira Asanova
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Sichuan Employment Service & Administration BureauNo. 18 Yingmenkou Road, Chengdu, Sichuan
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Sep 2009
Fact Finding 02 Nov 2009 to 07 Nov 2009
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2012

TA 7391-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2009 24 Dec 2009 24 Dec 2009 31 Mar 2011 31 Aug 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 480,000.00 01 Dec 2009 396,903.68

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