Regional: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44098-025 Status: Active

The TA focuses on strengthening the capacities of key government agencies to address gender concerns in the planning, development, and implementation programs and projects to reduce gender disparities and increase gender equality results in SARD operations.

 
Project Name Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4)
Project Number 44098-025
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8311-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.35 million
TA 8311-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA 8311-REG: Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) (Subproject 4) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance - Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The TA focuses on strengthening the capacities of key government agencies to address gender concerns in the planning, development, and implementation programs and projects to reduce gender disparities and increase gender equality results in SARD operations.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project will ultimately contribute to the realization of ADB's goals of achieving inclusive growth and poverty reduction, by increasing poor women's access to resources and training and their participation in decision-making mechanisms. This will be done through the creation of an enabling environment by DMCs whose key government agencies will be capacitated in gender-responsive governance.
Impact DMCs' commitment to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in South Asia enhanced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of DMC governments to address gender concerns in planning, design and implementation of programs and projects and increase gender equality results in SARD operations, strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome The combination of: (i) improved engagement with SARD DMC government agencies on how to more effectively mainstream gender and social inclusion in the design of the project; (iii) the systematic monitoring of GEN/EGM projects; and (iii) the broad range of in-country and sub-regional activities have been critical to achieve the increased capacities of SARD DMC government agencies (in all sectors) to more systematically address gender concerns in planning, design and implementation of programs and projects and reporting, with more tangible gender equality results.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Improved quality of project-specific Gender Action Plans (GAPs) and DMFs

Improved GAP implementation to enhance gender equality results

Gender-based research on an emerging sector relevant to SARD operations

Case studies on good practices in gender mainstreaming developed

Lateral Learning opportunities carried out

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

OUTPUT 1- Improved Quality of project-specific GAPs and DMFs- By end of 2016, all projects categorized as GEN/EGM (8 projects) had gender-related targets included in the DMFs and GAP/ GESI Action Plans developed.

OUTPUT 2- Improved GAP implementation to enhance GER- 90% of ongoing projects categorized as GEN/EGM regularly submit GAP/GESI Action Plan updates. Focus remains on addressing weaknesses in specific sectors and improving the overall quality of the reporting. Five (5) out of 8 GEN/EGM projects with PCRs in 2016 were rated successful for Gender implementation and achievements.

OUTPUT 3 Gender-based research/ KPs developed and which are being finalized in 2017 include: (1) The Guidance Note on Mainstreaming Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the Energy Sector Portfolio in South Asia (draft); (2) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in ADB Operations in Nepal, 2011-2015; (3) Institutionalizing Gender Equality The Experience of the Bangladesh Local Government Engineering Department in Urban Development; (4) Bangladesh Gender Equality Diagnostic of Selected Sectors; (5) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) of the Energy Sector: Enhancing Social Sustainability of Energy Development in Nepal

OUTPUT 5

(a) Lateral Learnings conducted from late 2016 to first quarter of 2017- (1) CSO Network Knowledge Event and launch of SARD publication, HowDoes AD B Engage Civil Society Organization in its Operations? (November 2016); (2) Presentation of Gender equality results of two IND projects that will lead to the development of the Gender Equality Results case studies: (3) Rural Connectivity Program (leading to development of the Gender Equality Results case study) (4) Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (both in March 2017)

(b) Lateral learning activity scheduled for April 2017-- Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development ( Final Workshop TA 7831 Enhancing Energy-based Livelihoods for Women Micro-entrepreneurs in Madhya Pradesh) (April 2017)

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The gender specialists in SARD Resident Missions were consulted in the design of the C-TA. The C-TA was reviewed by various departments.
During Project Implementation Both the Social Development (Gender) Officers and Consultants are heavily involved in the implementation of the projects, under the supervision of the SAOD-PR Senior Social Development Specialist.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting firms (Events Management Consulting Firm and Research Institute) will be engaged under the Consultants' Qualifications Selection (CQS), at a quality/cost ratio of 80:20 (Events Management Consulting Firm) and 70:30 (Research Institute). Simplified technical proposals will be required from the short-listed firms. No activity will be financed in any member country under this TA, unless and until a letter of no objection in respect of such activity has been received from the government of such member country. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Tornieri, Francesco
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2017

TA 8311-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2012 - 13 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,600,000.00 13 Dec 2012 2,129,978.51

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