Regional: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Cluster TA)

Sovereign Project | 44098-012 Status: Approved

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Project Name Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Cluster TA)
Project Number 44098-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0005-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Cluster TA)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 0005-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Cluster TA) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.35 million
TA 0005-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Cluster TA) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education - Education sector development

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Social protection initiatives

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

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 2nd Subproject has contributed to the achievement of the anticipated Outcome by focusing on strengthening the capacities to address gender concerns in the 'implementation' of projects and programs, thus complementing the initial focus on planning' and development' under Subproject 1. More specifically, Subproject 2 contributed to the achievement of the outcome by strengthening the recruitment of national social development (GAD) consultants at both RM and HQ (with the notable addition of an INRM-based consultant).

The revised completion date for 3rd Subproject will be on 31 December 2014. The revised completion date for the 4th Subproject will be on 31 December 2018. All activities remain to contribute to further enhance capacity development initiatives through continous support to DMC-based consultants.

R-CD-TA support through the recruitment of RM-based consultants (5) was critical in ensuring the adequate level of supervision of all ADB-financed GEN/EGM projects and in supporting the design of projects with gender and social inclusion elements. Use of international and national consulting services contributed to the documentation of gender equality results through: Videos, Case Studies and other knowledge products (Gender Equality Sector Diagnostics) and the organization of international conference (Sustainable Access to Energy, April 2016) and in-country capacity building events.

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

Output 1: Increased number of comprehensive gender strategies in country partnership strategies (CPS), specifically, with the inclusion of quality gender strategies and gender-inclusive sector road maps in the CPS of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and in the interim CPS of Maldives, and the publication of the India: Gender Equality Diagnostic for Selected Sectors;

Output 2: Improved quality of project-specific Gender Action Plans (GAPs) and DMFs, specifically targeting at least 10 projects meeting GEN/EGM requirements, that include consistently reflecting quality GAP targets in their DMFs;

Output 3: Improved GAP implementation to enhance gender equality results, by ensuring the effective implementation of GAPs and gender design features in projects;

Output 4: Gender-based research on emerging sectors relevant to SARD operations, specifically, the development and publication of 3 gender-based research products; and

Output 5: Case studies to document good practices in gender mainstreaming, specifically the development of 3 quality case studies on gender equality results in SARD DMCs.

Output 6: Lateral learning opportunities supported.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project design, Government and a range of CSOs were met by the Team Leader and -on different occasions- by the RM-based Gender Specialists to ensure the relevance and ownership of the proposed activities and approaches with both Government and CSOs' objectives.
During Project Implementation During the preparation of all projects/programs (Output 2); research (Output 3); and Case Studies (Output 5), consultations have been carried out by the SARD Team with relevant (sector) agencies, Project Directors and staff at both central and decentralized level in all SARD DMCs; and a range of women NGOs/CBOs directly and/or indirectly associated with the implementation of ADB Operations.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over 48 months with completion expected in December 2014. Consultant's inputs will amount to 144 person-months of national social development (GAD) consultants based in ADB reident missions, 36 person-months of a national TA coordination consultant based in ADB headquarters, 12 months of a national consulting firm to undertake gender-related research, and 9 person-months of an international GAD consultant, all in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Francesco Tornieri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 02 Feb 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 13 May 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Feb 2010
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2016

TA 0005-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
4,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,350,000.00 - 0.00

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