The goal is to increase women's participation in economic activities especially in poor communities, thereby increasing the community's country's productivity and achieving more inclusive economic growth. The project will work with various partners in preparing pre feasibilty and or feasibility level protect proposals (including for technical assistance capacity building) for developing women led business in poor communities. Preference will be given to locations where these investments may complement other ADB investments such as rural roads and water resource development.
|Project Name||Promoting Rural Women's Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management / Economic affairs management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The goal is to increase women's participation in economic activities especially in poor communities, thereby increasing the community's country's productivity and achieving more inclusive economic growth. The project will work with various partners in preparing pre feasibilty and or feasibility level protect proposals (including for technical assistance capacity building) for developing women led business in poor communities. Preference will be given to locations where these investments may complement other ADB investments such as rural roads and water resource development.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's country partnership strategies and related country gender assessments (CGAs) for the Central Aisn republics (2005-2006) recognize that there are acute gender disparities in the impacts arising from economic restructuring, agriculture sector reforms, and the dismantling of social services. To complement the strategies outlined in the CPSs and CGAs, the TA will identify and address obtacles to women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.|
|Impact||Rural women's economic empowerment is enhnaced in selected transition economies|
|Description of Outcome||DMC officials and ADB staff gain knowledge about effective ways to promote women's collective efforts as entrepreneurs|
|Progress Toward Outcome||A regional conference was held in September in Dushanbe to present and discuss the findings of the project and identify entry points to improve opportunities for rural women entrepreneurs.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Comparative analysis report on constraints to and opportunities for rural women's entrepreneurship
Policy reforms and organizational capacity development
Portfolio of proposals for funding
Summary of TA findings and lessons learned
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All project activities have been concluded in 2010. The situational analysis on constraints and opportunities of rural women entrepreneurs was done in Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The reports as well as the first draft of the comparative analysis ofthe three counrtries were presented at the conference "Women Entrepreneurship" in September 2010 in Dushanbe.The draft report - Comparative Analysis Report on Regional Womens Entrepreneurship in Central - is undergoing final revision for final submission to ADB together with the final project proposals.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
During TA fact-finding mission, discussions with the governments, development partners, and civil society organizations at central and provincial, and district levels confirmed the relevance of the proposed activities, impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost estimates, financing arrangements and terms of reference.
Work with women's development agencies and institutions, women business associations, government agencies, NGOs, business development service (BDS) providers, and other development partners in preparing a long list of potential investment and capacity building projects.
|During Project Implementation||A regional job fair cum workshop to present and disseminate findings and future action for promoting women entrepreneurship beyond provision of credit service|
|Consulting Services||Consulting Services yet to be determined.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Roth, Susann|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio, Results, Safeguards and Social Sector Unit, CWRD|
Asian Development Bank
ADB Headquarters, Manila Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||27 Jul 2006|
|Fact Finding||12 Aug 2007 to 23 Aug 2007|
|Approval||12 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||17 Dec 2007|
|Last PDS Update||05 Apr 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Dec 2007||-||12 Dec 2007||31 Mar 2010||31 Dec 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||12 Dec 2007||559,104.15|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Promoting Rural Women's Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies||TA Completion Reports||Mar 2012|
|Annual Project Progress Report 2009||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Jan 2009|
|Promoting Rural Women's Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies (Financed by the Gender and Development Cooperation Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2007|
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