Regional: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4)

Sovereign Project | 44098-025

Summary

The TA focuses on strengthening the capacities of key government agencies to address gender concerns in the planning, development, and implementation programs and projects to reduce gender disparities and increase gender equality results in SARD operations.

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Project Name Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4)
Project Number 44098-025
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8311-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.35 million
TA 8311-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4) (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
Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Finance - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
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 The TA focuses on strengthening the capacities of key government agencies to address gender concerns in the planning, development, and implementation programs and projects to reduce gender disparities and increase gender equality results in SARD operations.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project will ultimately contribute to the realization of ADB's goals of achieving inclusive growth and poverty reduction, by increasing poor women's access to resources and training and their participation in decision-making mechanisms. This will be done through the creation of an enabling environment by DMCs whose key government agencies will be capacitated in gender-responsive governance.
Impact DMCs' commitment to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in South Asia enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of DMC governments to address gender concerns in planning, design and implementation of programs and projects and increase gender equality results in SARD operations, strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved quality of project-specific Gender Action Plans (GAPs) and DMFs

Improved GAP implementation to enhance gender equality results

Gender-based research on an emerging sector relevant to SARD operations

Case studies on good practices in gender mainstreaming developed

Lateral Learning opportunities carried out

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 The gender specialists in SARD Resident Missions were consulted in teh design of the C-TA. The C-TA was reviewed by various departments.
During Project Implementation Both the Social Development (Gender) Officers and Consultants are heavily involved in the implementation of the projects, under the supervision of the SAOD-PR Senior Social Development Specialist.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting firms (Events Management Consulting Firm and Research Institute) will be engaged under the Consultants' Qualifications Selection (CQS), at a quality/cost ratio of 80:20 (Events Management Consulting Firm) and 70:30 (Research Institute). Simplified technical proposals will be required from the short-listed firms. No activity will be financed in any member country under this TA, unless and until a letter of no objection in respect of such activity has been received from the government of such member country. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Francesco A. Tornieri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Apr 2015

TA 8311-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2012 - 13 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,850,000.00 13 Dec 2012 803,192.35

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