Project Name Accelerating Gender Equality in East Asia for an Inclusive and Green Recovery
Project Number 55061-001
Country / Economy Regional
China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6883-REG: Accelerating Gender Equality in East Asia for an Inclusive and Green Recovery
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 120,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Financial Sector Development Partnership Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Finance / Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Gender equity
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia develop options for promoting a gender inclusive green recovery following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This means a recovery focused on transitioning toward a climate-resilient and nature-driven future that emphasizes gender inclusion to maximize outcomes for both women and the environment. The TA will build capacity through demonstration, case studies, knowledge products, policy dialogue, and strengthening coordination and knowledge sharing with other developing member countries.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is aligned with strategic priorities in the country partnership strategy of both countries, particularly efforts to achieve inclusive and environmentally sustainable development, and with national strategies including the Yellow River Basin Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development Initiative in the PRC, and Mongolia's Vision 2050.

Gender equality for an inclusive and green recovery in East Asia accelerated.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Knowledge of and capacity on gender-inclusive and green recovery applied

Progress Toward Outcome Too early to report progress towards the TA outcome, as the consultants for all output components are in the process of recruitment except one consultant for MON-subcomponent.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Knowledge solutions to promote a gender-inclusive green transformation increased

Inclusive green recovery options for MSMEs demonstrated

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

Detailed TORs and cost estimates of all consultants under the two components have been finalized in consultation with three Implementing Agencies of two target DMCs.

Consultants for the TA components are still in the process of recruitment: Output 1 - National consulting firm to develop capacities in the Yellow River Basin on gender equality and water resource management. Firms who sent out their EOIs are for review and shortlisting. Output 2: (a) National Consulting Firm for MON Circular Economy. The selected firm is under contract negotiation; (b) Green Finance Specialist (International Consultant). An expert has been selected and approval/endorsement of EARD management is being sought before contract negotiation; (c) Inclusive Finance Specialist (national consultant). Expert has been engaged and is on board; (d) TA Coordinator (national). Experts' applications are under review for shortlisting.

Geographical Location China - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In consultation with the Yellow River Conservancy Commission, the Green Development Policy and Planning Department (GDPD) of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) of Mongolia, and the Financial Regulatory Commission (FRC) of Mongolia, EARD worked with other ADB departments to finalize activities under the TA.
During Project Implementation To finalize detailed TORs of consultants and cost estimates, the project team discussed the expected outputs, activities and monitoring arrangements with the Yellow River Conservancy Commission of the PRC (for Ouput 1); the Green Development Policy and Planning Department (GDPD) of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) of Mongolia and the Financial Regulatory Commission (FRC) of Mongolia (for Ouput 2).
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Firm recruitment:

1. Capacity Development for Gender Assessment in the Yellow River Basin (QBS)

2. Circular economy capacity development for MSMEs (QBS)

3. Individual consultants - Green Finance Specialist, Inclusive Finance Specialist, Coordination and Monitoring and Evaluation

Procurement Request for Quotation contract to be procured by consultants
Responsible ADB Officer Begzsuren, Tsolmon
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Concept Clearance 17 Sep 2021
Fact Finding 09 Nov 2021 to 11 Nov 2021
Approval 16 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2022

TA 6883-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2021 - 16 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
920,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 920,000.00 13 Jan 2023 67,528.36
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