India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Enhancing Capacities of Executing and Implementing Agencies to Achieve Gender Equality Results (Subproject 29)

Sovereign Project | 43166-213 Status: Approved

Summary

This proposed TA will address the capacity building needs of project directors and staff of EAs/IAs to implement gender activities and gender action plans in ADB-supported projects by promoting collaborative practices with MWCD. In order to facilitate gender mainstreaming within central ministries and state departments i.e. EAs of ADB-financed operations, the TA will further contribute to strengthen the MWCD in its ability to provide technical support in gender mainstreaming to sector/line agencies. Knowledge products and tools will be developed as needed to further enhance the gender mainstreaming capacity of the MWCD to support sector/line agencies.

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Enhancing Capacities of Executing and Implementing Agencies to Achieve Gender Equality Results (Subproject 29)
Project Number 43166-213
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description This proposed TA will address the capacity building needs of project directors and staff of EAs/IAs to implement gender activities and gender action plans in ADB-supported projects by promoting collaborative practices with MWCD. In order to facilitate gender mainstreaming within central ministries and state departments i.e. EAs of ADB-financed operations, the TA will further contribute to strengthen the MWCD in its ability to provide technical support in gender mainstreaming to sector/line agencies. Knowledge products and tools will be developed as needed to further enhance the gender mainstreaming capacity of the MWCD to support sector/line agencies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

1. The Government of India's (GOI) Twelfth Five-Year Plan strategy of inclusion envisages the engendering of development planning. The Plan calls for interventions not only through direct policy and program targeting women, but also through sector policies and programs which directly or indirectly impact women . In its Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for India (2013-2017) which is being finalized the ADB commits to align itself to the priorities set out by GOI by: (a) promoting operationally-relevant gender-related knowledge products; (b) spearheading innovative approaches to gender mainstreaming' in the design and implementation of its operations; and (c) contributing to further the capacity of selected Executing and Implementing Agencies (EAs/IAs) to effectively deliver on their commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment.

2. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) is the nodal Ministry within GOI for issues pertaining to women, children and women's empowerment. The National Mission for the Empowerment of Women (NMEW) in MWCD was launched in 2010 by GOI with the aim of strengthening inter-sector convergence and facilitating the process of coordinating women's welfare and socio-economic development programs across central ministries and state departments. NMEW has a National Mission Authority (NMA) at apex level under the Chairpersonship of the Prime Minister and a similar Mission at state-level under the Chairpersonship of the Chief Ministers of respective States. There is a National Mission Directorate with National Resource Centre for Women (NRCW) as its adjunct to provide technical support to the NMA and the Coordination Committee. The state level institution consists of the State Mission Authority (SMA) and State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), which works in co-ordination with NRCW. As on June 2013, 26 States/Union Territories have set up SRCWs.

3. MWCD's association with ADB dates back to 2011, at the time of its participation in the 1st Gender Mainstreaming Consultation Workshop for South Asian National Women's Machineries (NWM) held at ADB/HQ (14 -16 September 2011) and in 2012 through its contribution to the organization of the national training workshop Capturing Gender Equality Results and Implementing Impact Evaluation in ADB Operations, organized by the India Resident Mission (INRM) on 30 -31 August 2012 in Delhi. Feedback provided by participants highlighted the need to carry out more in-depth and sector specific training programs at state level. Participants felt that doing so would result in greater buy in and involve a more diverse group of Government staff from different line departments.

4. Recent engagement with the MWCD within the context of development of the India Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors (GEDSS) identified some potential areas for collaboration, based on the identified need to: (a) document promising practices emerging from the implementation of ADB projects in India; (b) build the gender capacities of EAs/IAs associated with the implementation of ADB projects; (c) enhance their ability to more effectively leverage GOI's gender-related policies, schemes and programs in the design of ADB Operations; and (d) promote cross-fertilization of experience in implementing gender-related schemes and programs across States.

Impact Greater gender benefits through government schemes and programs under ADB-funded projects
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced capacities of government, specifically the EAs/IAs to demonstrate gender equality results in ADB-funded projects.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Increased awareness of State- and sector-specific gender equality issues by EAs/IAs

2. Increased gender-related knowledge and skills of EAs/IAs

3. Increased gender equality results in selected States relevant for MWCD and ADB

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 The TA will require the services of national individual and national consulting firm. All consultants individuals and consulting firms will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) and will be contracted directly by ADB. Consulting firm will be engaged under the Quality and Cost-based Selection Method (QCBS) at a quality/ratio of 70:30. Simplified technical proposals will be required from the short-listed consulting firms.
Responsible ADB Officer Prabhjot Rehan Khan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Mission for Empowerment of Women
Rashmi Singh, -
rashmi.singh@nic.in
Room No. 119, First Floor, Hotel Janpath, New Delhi - 110001
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 10 Apr 2013 to 12 Apr 2013
MRM -
Approval 06 Aug 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Oct 2013

TA 8420-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Aug 2013 24 Sep 2013 24 Sep 2013 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 167,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 167,000.00 06 Aug 2013 439,946.55

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