The objective of the project is to improve the socioeconomic status of women through an integrated approach. The components of the project shall include: (i) institutional development and strengthening of women's community organizations; (ii) support for income generating activities by facilitating access to existing services in credit and savings, marketing and business management and skills development; (iii) construction of community-managed time-saving small-scale infrastructures such as improved water supply and sanititation services, grinding mills and alternative energy saving devices; (iv) legal literacy/gender awareness/empowerment issues.
|Project Name||Empowerment of Women|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Non-formal education
Finance / Inclusive finance
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The objective of the project is to improve the socioeconomic status of women through an integrated approach. The components of the project shall include: (i) institutional development and strengthening of women's community organizations; (ii) support for income generating activities by facilitating access to existing services in credit and savings, marketing and business management and skills development; (iii) construction of community-managed time-saving small-scale infrastructures such as improved water supply and sanititation services, grinding mills and alternative energy saving devices; (iv) legal literacy/gender awareness/empowerment issues. Measurable outcomes include the accumulation of capital through increased savings by poor women; enhanced women's income due to stronger women's organizations, access to labor-saving infrastructure, access to credit and skills training; an improved socio-economic environment for women to participate in decision-making processes that affect them, and better awareness by women of their basic legal rights.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||The districts for the proposed project shall be identified during the PPTA phase. Poorer districts and, within them, the poorest and most disadvantaged women will be selected in close consultation with the Department of Women Development.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require 4 months of international consultants and 24 person-months of domestic consultants. Expertise to be provided by the consultants include an international team leader/institutional development specialist with experience in preparing ADB PPTAs; a local team leader/rural development specialist; a microcredit specialist, a community development specialist and a legal literacy specialist.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mongiorgi-Lorenzo, Marzia|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
Mr. Pratap Pathak, Joint Secretary
Singha Durbar Kathmandu, Nepal
|Concept Clearance||07 Aug 2001|
|Fact Finding||28 Jan 2002 to 04 Feb 2002|
|Approval||24 May 2002|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Feb 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 May 2002||13 Sep 2002||13 Sep 2002||28 Feb 2003||28 Feb 2004||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|450,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||450,000.00||24 May 2002||415,150.12|
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