The goal is inclusive regional cooperation that promotes safe labor mobility and prevents and minimizes the risk of increasing vulnerability to human trafficking (particularly among women and girls) associated with improved regional connectivity. The purpose of the RETA is to establish an effective institutional mechanism for safe mobility and counter human trafficking in ADB supported subregional cooperation entities, primary in SASEC and CAREC.
|Project Name||Integrating Human Trafficking and Safe Migration Concerns for Women and Children into Regional Cooperation|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Public sector management - Social protection initiatives
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The goal is inclusive regional cooperation that promotes safe labor mobility and prevents and minimizes the risk of increasing vulnerability to human trafficking (particularly among women and girls) associated with improved regional connectivity. The purpose of the RETA is to establish an effective institutional mechanism for safe mobility and counter human trafficking in ADB supported subregional cooperation entities, primary in SASEC and CAREC.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Subregional cooperation strategies in GMS and South Asia point to the importance of addressing the impacts of regional connectivity such as HIV AIDS and human trafficking.|
|Impact||Enhanced integration of human trafficking and safe migration concerns into ADB-assisted subregional cooperation and integration strategies and interventions.|
|Description of Outcome||
Enhanced mainstreaming of human trafficking and safe migration concerns within the GMS and SASEC
Enhanced regional policy dialogue and partnerships in the GMS and South Asia
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Part A-GMS: 1. Capacity of SDS under GMS -WGHRD enhanced
Part A-GMS: 2. Support to COMMIT SPA provided through UNIAP
Part B-South Asia: 3. Awareness of human trafficking and safe migration concerns raised in SASEC's key sectors
Part B-South Asia: 4. Regional discussions on strengthening the SAARC Convention facilitated in partnerships with IOM
Part C-Cross-Subregional: 5. Successful subregional institutional models to reduce human trafficking and increase safe migration exchanged among subregions and countries
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||GMS and South Asia|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consulting Services yet to be determined.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tanaka, Sonomi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDSC-TRA|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||27 Jul 2006|
|Fact Finding||14 Feb 2008 to 18 Feb 2008|
|Approval||17 Mar 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 Mar 2008|
|Last PDS Update||29 Jan 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Mar 2008||-||17 Mar 2008||31 May 2010||31 May 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||17 Mar 2008||894,313.19|
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|Re-Thinking Trafficking Prevention: A Guide to Applying Behavior Theory||Reports||Nov 2011|
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