The TA is intended to further strengthen Bhutan s labour administration system thereby contributing to private sector development. The expected outcome will be that workers and employers have increased access to an efficient, effective, and transparent labour administration system. Key activities under the TA can be grouped into (a) activities to contribute to an enhanced legal framework (b) capacity development activities for DOL staff and (c) strengthened institutional arrangements to ensure labour legislation compliance.
|Project Name||Capacity Development for the Department of Labour (Prev. Labor Regulations)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA is intended to further strengthen Bhutan s labour administration system thereby contributing to private sector development. The expected outcome will be that workers and employers have increased access to an efficient, effective, and transparent labour administration system. Key activities under the TA can be grouped into (a) activities to contribute to an enhanced legal framework (b) capacity development activities for DOL staff and (c) strengthened institutional arrangements to ensure labour legislation compliance.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||TA is included in the country strategy as one of the ways in which to facilitate private sector development.|
|Impact||Job seekers regard the private sector as a viable, promising, and safe employment alternative to the public sector.|
|Description of Outcome||Employers and workers have increased access to an efficient, effective, and transparent labor administration system.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
An enhanced legal framework is in place.
DOL staff skills upgraded.
Institutional arrangement for an integrated labor administration system in place.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will recruit three individual consultants for a total of 12 person months (10 for international and 2 for national consultants). The international consultants will consist of (i) a labor administration consultant, who will focus on labor inspection and labor relations and (ii) an occupational health and safety (OHS) consultant. The national consultant will help the international OHS consultant prepare and conduct an OHS survey.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nagpal, Ramit K.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Office of the General Counsel|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the General Counsel|
Department of Employment and Labor
PO Box 1036, Doebum Lam
|Concept Clearance||30 Sep 2005|
|Fact Finding||05 Oct 2005 to 08 Oct 2005|
|Approval||16 Jan 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||19 Oct 2006|
|Last PDS Update||22 Oct 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Jan 2007||31 Jan 2007||31 Jan 2007||31 May 2008||30 Sep 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||300,000.00||16 Jan 2007||243,461.00|
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