Regional: Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries

Sovereign Project | 44067-012 Status: Active

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Project Name Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries
Project Number 44067-012
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7563-REG: Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.20 million
TA 7563-REG: Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.30 million
TA 7563-REG: Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries (Supplementary)
Government of Australia US$ 22,400.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The CWRD has been progressively gender mainstreamed (measured by % EGM and GEN projects) with the support of the RETA: 35% in 2011, 40% in 2012, and 45% in 2013. 2014 was a slip to 35% due to some projects slipping to 2015, and a portfolio which was 'large infrastructure'-heavy. Nongovernment and civil society organizations actively participate in pilot projects, investment projects, and gender learning events.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Gender Statistics and Development Planning, 2012); capacity building done in 4 DMCs (KAZ, KGZ, TAJ, UZB). These were the activities undertaken:

(i) Draft organization policy to improve production and dissemination of gender statistics was prepared in each country, through dialogues with a total of 170 data producer and user GO, CSO and international organization representatives.

(ii) A total of 147 staff members of NSO and key government agencies in 4 DMCs with improved technical skills in gender analysis and dissemination of gender data, as a result of a training (2-4 days per DMC).

(iii) Gender webpages (English and Russian) developed and hosted by the official NSO websites of KAZ, KGZ and TAJ. In UZB, its link appears on the official website.

RETA Output 2: CGAs: 3 published, 3 in progress. One country profile done. Information materials: 4 published. Two research reports in print. Details are:

(i) CGA Kazakhstan Printed English version published and disseminated. Online versions (English and Russian)published.(ii) CGA Uzbekistan Printed and online version (English and Russian) published.

(iii) CGA Kyrgyz Ongoing preparation, in cooperation with the WB and DfID - updating of statistics done, ongoing review of the draft.

(iii) CGA Armenia - Completed. Printed (English) and online (English and Armenian) version published and disseminated. (iv) CGA Kyrgyz - Ongoing. Produced with WB and UNDP. Ongoing final review.

(v) CGA Pakistan - Ongoing. Co-financed by the Australian government and implemented in cooperation with WB, IsDB, and Canada government. First draft presented in a consultation-validation workshop with key stakeholders July 23-34, 2014 in Islamabad. Final Consultant's report uploaded online. For editing prior to lay-out

(vi) CGA Tajikistan Ongoing, submitted to government for review.

(vii) Country Gender Profile Afghanistan Completed and submitted to CPS preparation team.

(vii) 4 information materials published: Uzbekistan Gender and Water: A Story Within a Story; Afghanistan: A Story within a Story: ADB Works to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Trafficking; Kyrgyz Republic: ADB Helps Rural Women Become Entrepreneurs; Pakistan: ADB Helps Women during Pakistan's Post-Flood Reconstruction.

(viii) 2 research report publications in print: Using Information and Communication Technology to Support Women's Entrepreneurship in Central and West Asia (English version) published online, print copies disseminated. Russian version uploaded and link disseminated to partners. Policy Brief: A Safe Public Transportation Environment for Women and Girls (English).(ix) Continuing dissemination of knowledge products and RETA outputs to internal and external audiences through ADB website, to raise awareness on gender mainstreaming.

RETA Output 3: Pilot projects: 24 pilot project contracts implemented (23 completed, 1 terminated). Details are:

(i) Afghanistan- livelihood skills training and support (Women's Group Product Based Handicraft Training, Production and Marketing)

(ii) Armenia - livelihood skills training and support (Gender Inclusive Growth along North-South Corridor)

(iii) Armenia - training for local governments (Creating Tools and Skills for Gender Mainstreaming at the Local Level)

(iv) Armenia - research (Study on Women SMEs in Armenia)

(v) Azerbaijan - research (Sexual Harassment in the Baku Metro and Connected Spaces)

(vi) Azerbaijan - (Program on Women's Entrepreneurs in the Regions)

(vii) Georgia - awareness raising (Information-Education Campaign (IEC) on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Marneuli and Mestia)

(viii) Georgia - research (Sexual Harassment in the Tbilisi Metro and Connected Spaces)

(ix)) Kyrgyz Republic - research (Women Entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic)

(x) Kyrgyz Republic - research and gender sensitivity training of secondary TVET school managers (Improving Technical and vocational education training in the Kyrgyz Republic)

(xi - xii) Pakistan - livelihoods skills training and support (Improving Livelihood Opportunities for Women in Livestock and Dairy Development Sector, Phases I & II

(xiii) Pakistan - research (Sexual harassment in the Karachi Buses and Connected Spaces)

(xiv) Pakistan - leadership and entrepreneurship training (Building local capacity to develop local solutions for social issues)

(xv) Pakistan - public awareness building and lawyers training (Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Pakistan).

(xvi) Tajikistan - entrepreneurial skills training (Vocational Education for the Development of Women Entrepreneurs)

(xvii) Tajikistan - (Strengthening Women's Economic Resiliency in Climate Change Vulnerable Areas Across Darwaz)

(xviii) Uzbekistan - research (Support for Implementation of CEDAW National Action Plan)

(xix) Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan research (Leveraging Information and Communication Technology to Foster Women's Entrepreneurship in Central and West Asia. Country Experiences and Emerging Good Practices)

(xx) Uzbekistan - livelihoods training and support (Strengthening the Economic Capacity of Women Along the CAREC Corridor 2 in Pap Namangan)

(xxi) Afghanistan - research and training (Technical-Vocational Livelihoods Training For Energy Sector Development Investment Program Beneficiaries) terminated

(xxii) Tajikistan- Raising Awareness and Training in Support of Green Finance

(xiii) Uzbekistan - Strengthening Economic Capacity of Women along the CAREC Corridor 2 in the VCC Sarimoy, Khazorasp district of Khorezm region

(xxiv) Kyrgyz Republic- SMS Based Information Alert Service for Women Entrepreneurs

Monitoring of GAPs implementation is ongoing. Technical support provided to 19 ADB loan/grant projects (ARM, AZE, GEO, KGZ, PAK, TAJ, UZB). Periodic reports prepared and shared with project team leaders.

Processing support provided to 4 projects (KGZ, PAK, UZB)

TA Output 4: To date, 45 learning events have been organized across all DMCs, except Turkmenistan. These include commemorative activities on the occasion of women's day/month (March), reproductive health month (May), Annual International Days of Campaign Against VAW (Nov-Dec); gender technical group (GTG) seminars, in cooperation with NGO and other donors. Partnership with NGO and donor partners strengthened. in Pakistan, ADB is selected as INGAD network chair. RETA consultants attended the Gender, Voice and Agency Workshop (June 2015); Gender Specialists' Exchange and Consultation Workshop (Aug. 2015). Ongoing preparation for the end-of RETA conference on 6-7 October 2015.

Geographical Location (i) Central Asia region with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan,(iii) Afghanistan,(iv) Pakistan,(ii) Caucasus region with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Consultations with government agencies, non-government organizations, and civil society during design phase of the TA.

Endorsement of Government secured.

During Project Implementation

Continued stakeholder consultation and participation during implementation.

No Objection received from 10 DMCs

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

National Consultants:

1. ADB Headgquarters-Based TA Administrator (24 person-months)

2. ADB Headquarters-Based TA Coordinator/GAD consultant (63 person-months)

3. Subregional Project Manager (24 person-months)

3. Implementation Consultants (5 individuals, 279 person-months)

International Consultants (5 individuals, 34 person-months)

Firms/NGOs (23 contracts)

Procurement Computers were provided to the national consultants

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Elizabeth -Anne Campbell
Responsible ADB Department Office of the Director General, CWRD
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio, Results, Safeguards and Social Sector Unit, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 21 Jun 2010
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 May 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 7563-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jul 2010 - 19 Jul 2010 30 Nov 2013 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,500,000.00 22,400.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,872,400.00 19 Jul 2010 3,425,388.03
Title Document Type Document Date
Kyrgyz Republic - Support to the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Consultants' Reports Jan 2016
Kyrgyz Republic Pilot Project: Mobile-based Application for SMS-based Information Alert Service for Women Entrepreneurs Consultants' Reports Dec 2015
Uzbekistan Pilot Project - Strengthening Economic Capacity of Women along the CAREC Corridor 2 in the VCC Sarimoy, Khazorasp District of Khorezm Region Consultants' Reports Sep 2015
Country Gender Assessment: Pakistan - Final Report Consultants' Reports Jul 2015
Awareness-Raising and Training (Especially of Women) in Support of the Access to Green Finance Project - Final Report Consultants' Reports Jun 2015
Afghanistan: Direct and Indirect Effects of Electrification to Women’s Lives and Gender Relations (A Research Report for the Pilot Project on Technical-Vocational Livelihoods Training for Energy Sector Development Investment Program Beneficiaries) Consultants' Reports Apr 2015
Rapid Assessment of Sexual Harassment In Public Transport and Connected Spaces in Karachi - Final Report Consultants' Reports Dec 2014
Rapid Assessment of Sexual Harassment in Public Transport and Connected Spaces in Tbilisi - Final Report Consultants' Reports Dec 2014
Awareness-Raising and Training (Especially of Women) in Support of the Access to Green Finance Project: Needs Assessment Report on the General Level of Awareness and Knowledge of Energy Issues, Green Energy and Efficiency Measures among Target Groups Consultants' Reports Nov 2014
Rapid Assessment on Sexual Harassment in the Baku Metro Rail - Final Report Consultants' Reports Oct 2014
Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Pakistan - Final Report Consultants' Reports Jun 2014
Tajikistan Pilot Project - Strengthening Women's Economic Resiliency in Climate Change-Vulnerable Areas Across Darwaz: Final Report Consultants' Reports Mar 2014
Uzbekistan: Capacity Development on Gender Statistics, 19 June 2013-30 January 2014 - Final Report Consultants' Reports Feb 2014
Women and Men of Uzbekistan 2007-2010: Statistical Bulletin Consultants' Reports Feb 2014
Capacity Development in Gender Statistics for the Kyrgyz National Statistical Office - Pilot Project Final Report Consultants' Reports Jan 2014
Kyrgyz Republic: 16 Day Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence (2013) - Final Report Consultants' Reports Dec 2013
International Conference on the Prevention of Violence against Adolescent Girls, Early and Forced Marriages in the Countries of Central Asia and Caucasus: Conference Report Consultants' Reports Sep 2013
Capacity Development in Gender Statistics for the Agency of Statistics under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan: Pilot Project Final Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2013
Active Women in Rural Communities in Armenia: Consultant's Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2013
From Dreams to Reality - Khawab Say Tabeer Tak: Technical Assistance Consultant’s Report Consultants' Reports Aug 2013
Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries: Gender Statistics in the Southern Caucasus and Central and West Asia Consultants' Reports Oct 2012
Country Gender Assessment - Uzbekistan: Consultant's Report Consultants' Reports Oct 2012
Database of Gender and Development-Related Organizations: Consultant's Report Consultants' Reports Oct 2012
Продвижение развития с учетом гендерного равенства в странах Центральной и Западной Азии : Узбекистана Гендерная О ценка по Стране Consultants' Reports Oct 2012
Country Gender Assessment (Kazakhstan): Consultant's Report Consultants' Reports Sep 2012
Pakistan: A Compilation of Stories - Dairy Value Addition Enterprise: A Blessing in Disguise for Poor Women Consultants' Reports Sep 2012
Country Gender Assessment - Kazakhstan: Consultant's Report (Русский) Consultants' Reports Sep 2012
Information Education Campaign on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Marnueli and Mestia: Technical Assistance Consultant's Report Consultants' Reports May 2012
Afghanistan: Pilot Project on Product-Based Handicraft Training, Production and Marketing for Women’ Groups in Bamyan Province Consultants' Reports Apr 2012
Promoting Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia Developing Member Countries Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2010

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17 March 2014

The latest output of the ADB project "Promoting Gender Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asian Developing Member Countries" is a video produced in the Kyrgyz Republic aimed at destigmatizing young women entering technical and vocational education. This video is part of a set of media products aimed to challenge stereotypes and boost the enrolment of girls in TVET.

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