Regional: Capacity Strengthening for Gender Mainstreaming in the Agriculture Sector

Sovereign Project | 43241-012

Summary

The TA will integrate the government's gender-mainstreaming mechanism directly with central, provincial, and district planners in routine planing, monitoring, and evaluation exercises, and by providing gender-mainstreaming support to the preparation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's Strategy for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development 2020.

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Project Name Capacity Strengthening for Gender Mainstreaming in the Agriculture Sector
Project Number 43241-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7624-REG: Capacity Strengthening for Gender Mainstreaming in the Agriculture Sector
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 480,000.00
Strategic Agendas 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 The TA will integrate the government's gender-mainstreaming mechanism directly with central, provincial, and district planners in routine planing, monitoring, and evaluation exercises, and by providing gender-mainstreaming support to the preparation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's Strategy for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development 2020.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will support human resource and technical capacity development for gender-integrated planning, monitoring and evaluation of the agriculture sector. As such, the TA falls under CPS Midterm Review 2007-2011, Pillar III goals to support both capability of public officials and capacity of selected sectors to develop sector strategies and improved budgeting, planning and management capabilities established in ministries in which ADB is providing support. The TA is in line with the National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy's Gender Strategy (NGPES 2006), the National Strategy for the Advancement of Women (NSAW 2006-2010), and MAF's Resolution for Gender Mainstreaming (MAF 2008).
Impact The impact of the TA will be the effective implementation of a gender-sensitive Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) strategy and action plan.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcome of the TA will be the effective integration of gender issues into MAFs plans, programs and projects.
Progress Toward Outcome

Orientation workshops for 3 pilot provinces conducted. Each workshop included gender analysis modules, integration of gender analysis in planning cycles, monitoring and evaluation and results-based framework.

Learning workshop was condcuted with participants from MAF, DAW and participating projects.

Final workshop conducted which included distribution of final training manual.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1: Gender-sensitive MAF strategy and action plan adopted

Output 2: Gender-responsive MIS and MAF annual plans with sex-disaggregated targets strengthened

Output 3: Gender-integrated plans and monitoring and evaluation strengthned in 9 pilot provinces by MAF planners and DAW network

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

Key planning members and staff from the sub-Committee for Advancement of Women (CAW) attended the orientation workshops. Five key members from sub-CAW were provided with a training-of-trainers sessions that preceded the actual workshops.

Guidelines for sex-disaggregated data collecion has been prepared.

Gender Integration Manual has been finalized.

Geographical Location Lao PDR
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 team of international and national consultants has been recruited to help MAF. A total of 10 pm international and 14 pm national consultants will be engaged under the TA. A total of 4 consultant positions are proposed comprising 2 international and 2 national consultants. Additional consultant has been mobilized to finalize the training module and for final worskhop.
Responsible ADB Officer Syarifah Aman-Wooster
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 02 Aug 2010 to 06 Aug 2010
MRM -
Approval 22 Oct 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Aug 2010
Last PDS Update 23 Apr 2014

TA 7624-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2010 24 Nov 2010 24 Nov 2010 31 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 480,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 22 Oct 2010 420,552.44

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