Nepal: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers

Sovereign Project | 38097-012 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Subba, Suman South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Modality
  • Grant
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Project Number 38097-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8627-NEP: Establishing Women and Children Service Centers
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

As of 31 December 2016,

total reported crimes against women and children to police is 11,603 in 20 districts.

6,621 (57.07%) out of total 11,603 reported cases of crimes against women and children were satisfactorily handled by WCSCs.

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

Seven training modules developed with focus on improving behavioral skills of police officers in the area of crimes against women and children have been adapted and integrated into basic training of police personnel.

Rapid training need assessment (TNA) has been undertaken in sample districts and new training modules will be designed based on the findings of TNA.

Trainer's training conducted for 45 senior police officers (2 women) on gender responsive investigation and counseling skills.

Trainers has been mobilized in 15 district level training for local level police personnel and network members.

1021 police personnel and service providers representatives trained. Among them, 450 police personnel (189 women) trained on gender responsive investigation and counseling skills including communication skills, gender disaggregated data collection and reporting. 571 (399 women) GBV network committee members trained on GBV legal instruments, life skills/ Communication skills, and leadership development skills.

SOP was printed and distributed to all district, regional and zonal police offices;

Orientation on SOP of victim care system provided to 883 police personnel (119 women) in 18 districts ( including 3 pilot districts Dhanusha, Rautahat and Bara).

Detail implementation guideline on SOP will be disseminated by January, 2017.

57 woman staff (out of total 75) with 10 junior officers are deployed in 20 WCSCs (3 to 9 woman staff in each WCSC ). 47 are women constables. 189 women staff of 15 districts trained. Managerial,advocacy and psycho social counseling training to staffs of WCSC will be provided continuously.

3 Individual consultants were contracted and commenced the works. Project activities are being implemented slightly behind the schedule and efforts have been made to cover up all project activities in 2017.

Annual program with budget allocation along with implementation guideline, norms, SOE format sent to all 20 districts and Released the budget for implementation.

Monitoring carried out by PIU and TST.

Annual review and orientation workshop conducted for 15 districts and reviewed implementation status, issues to be resolved, lessons learned and way forward.

Coordinated with NPHQ, IT/Computer Directorate and sex/caste/ethnicity disaggregated data indicators on violence against women and children incorporated in the software data system.

Several steps to be taken for necessary action to establish M&E system from center to district WCSCs.

Monitoring carried out by project manager and team in 15 project districts.

Prepared Audit Report and submitted to ADB. Planned to monitor constantly in the project districts.

Baseline survey in 20 districts completed and report was shared among stakeholders.

Strategy paper of 15 districts developed and be disseminated by January, 2017 and orientation will be provided for its implementation.

Information campaign through local Radios/FMs carried out in 15 districts.

Awareness raising campaign (through interaction, video show, street drama and student sensitization) carried out in 256 VDCs and communities of 24 Municipalities.

Produced awareness raising audio, video and print materials and disseminated in 15 new districts.

Orientation provided to district police team (WCSC/DPO/APO/PS) on details of project and updating and reporting of crimes/violence data as required to project. Altogether, 646 (330 women) police personnel oriented on project.

Student sensitization carried out in 45 Schools.

Three civil society consultation workshops carried out in each of 15 districts and inputs collected. Altogether 3,185 persons (1,479 women) participated. Among them 629 were police personnel.

Baseline survey completed for all 20 districts. Report has been shared with stakeholders.

One four wheeler vehicle for WCSD/PIU, 6 motorbikes and 7 scooters for WCSCs procured and delivered to 13 districts. Procured basic office package (laptop, projector, printer(three in one), camera and delivered to WCSCs;

Central WCSC is in operation in PHQ, Kathmandu with 27 staff. The main functions of central WCSC are to investigate, control and prevent GBV and support to survivors.

5 pilot district WCSCs are in operation; 8 contract packages for WCSC building construction in 14 districts (Dolakha, Sindhuli, Banke, Surkhet, Saptari, Siraha, Mahottari, Bajhang, Dhading, Rasuwa, Rolpa, Pyuthan, Tanahun and Gorkha) have been awarded and under construction;

Contract awarded to consultant firm on 4 May 2016 for WCSC building construction supervision works and the team of consultants was mobilized from 10 May, 2016 for package 1,2,3,4,5 and 7.

5 pilot district WCSCs are in operation with minimum 3 to maximum 5 staff who are able to handle the reported cases and report to WCSD/PIU, regional and Zonal police office. Moreover, WCSCs are implementing the awareness raising program with network members at the community level.

15 districts and 36 VDC level network committees formed in 15 project districts. Monthly meeting conducted.

Minimum 8 to maximum 10 meetings were held in each of the network committee of the 15 districts in last year.

Monthly meeting of network committees conducted in 5 pilot project on a regular basis.

15 districts have prepared service coordination plan

Collective action undertaken in order to support survivors by DPO/WCSC and network.

District level Service coordination plan is being implemented in districts.

6621(57.07%) crimes against women and children were satisfactorily handled by WCSCs. Out of the total reported cases 5580 (84.28%) were settled through mediation and 1041 (15.72%) were settled through legal prosecution till end of , 2016.

Efforts have been continuously made by WCSCs to support all survivors( those report to WCSC) in terms of mediation, counseling and referral for rehabilitation in each WCSC.

Geographical Location Doti, Jumla, Bara, Rautahat and Dhanusa

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects N/A
Involuntary Resettlement The project entails the construction of 15 new buildings (including 5 old buildings) near district police office at the district level and a new building at the central WCSC within the Police Headquarters. Land is provided by the Police hence no involuntary settlement occurred.
Indigenous Peoples Nepal is a multi-ethnic country with major issues related to social exclusion of low castes (dalits) and ethnic groups. The project area includes about 19 ethnic groups. The dalits are the most disadvantaged, with dalit women being even worse off. Awareness campaigns and appropriate mechanisms to minimize discrimination and ensure equitable distribution of benefits have been designed into the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the design of the Project, extensive consultations were undertaken with government officials, NGOs, civil society, human rights organizations, staff of women and children centers (WCSCs) and donors. During the consultations, representatives from various segments of society recognized the important role that WCSCs can play in addressing crimes against women and children and the need for: (i) strengthening of WCSCs and their staff, and (ii) improvements in the coordination between WCSCs and non government organizations (NGOs). Full local participation in the design activities was undertaken through focus group discussions, consultation workshops, public hearings, and surveys, during the first phase of the Project to assess the need for WCSCs in different districts. Given the crucial role communities play in the WCSC network for victim support, NGOs, representatives from local governments and communities groups will implement part of the project activities. The participatory approach of the NGOs will facilitate the Project's process approach.
During Project Implementation The project has widely consulted with the local communities prior to the establishment of the WCSCs, to provide information about their intended purpose and mandate in order to get inputs from the local community in identifying the main concerns related to crimes against women and children to be addressed by the new WCSCs. Regular reviews of the project progress at each district are also conducted to receive inputs and feedbacks from the local stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants will be engage on individual basis.
Procurement Civil works are to be procured using the national competitive bidding,. Most of the equipment, and supplies are expected not to exceed $100,000 does shopping is acceptable. For items with value less than $10,000 direct purchase is used.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Subba, Suman
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Nepal Police Headquarters
Ms. Parbati Thapa Magar
[email protected]
Nepal Police Headquarters

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2017

Grant 0277-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 May 2011 23 May 2012 18 Jul 2012 31 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2013 19 Mar 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 May 2011 0.00 0.17 88%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 May 2011 0.00 0.17 88%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Grant 0382-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 25 Sep 2014 30 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.38 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.22 74%
Counterpart 0.38 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 0.21 72%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Grant 0406-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 25 Sep 2014 30 Oct 2014 30 Sep 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 2.53 79%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Mar 2014 0.00 1.14 36%

Grant 9135-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jul 2009 19 Jan 2010 19 Jan 2010 19 Jan 2014 30 Apr 2014 18 Dec 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Jul 2009 0.00 0.72 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Jul 2009 0.00 0.72 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

TA 8627-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Mar 2014 29 Jul 2014 29 Jul 2014 30 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 25 Mar 2014 187,197.48

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Title Document Type Document Date
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers: Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation) Translated PDS Apr 2014
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers - Additional Cofinancing Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Mar 2014
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Apr 2011
Establishing Women and Children Service Centers Grant Assistance Reports Jul 2009

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Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Protecting Vulnerable Women and Children in Nepal Papers and Briefs Sep 2010

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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