The proposed project will support the Government of Mongolia in addressing a major social problem by ensuring inclusiveness and delivery of services for persons with disabilities (PWD) in Ulaanbaatar and at the aimag (province) level. The overall aim of the project is to ensure access of PWD to employment to increase their autonomy and contribution to the economy and the society in general. The project will support the government in complying with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Incheon Strategy for Persons with Disabilities.
|Project Name||Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives
Health / Health sector development and reform
Public sector management / Social protection initiatives
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed project will support the Government of Mongolia in addressing a major social problem by ensuring inclusiveness and delivery of services for persons with disabilities (PWD) in Ulaanbaatar and at the aimag (province) level. The overall aim of the project is to ensure access of PWD to employment to increase their autonomy and contribution to the economy and the society in general. The project will support the government in complying with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Incheon Strategy for Persons with Disabilities.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project preparatory technical assistance (TA) is needed to (i) reach a consensus among stakeholders on a project that will seek to change the concept of disability in Mongolia from a medical to a social approach, (ii) tackle sensitive issues such as reforming social welfare benefits for persons with disabilities (PWD), (iii) collect data on PWD that are not readily available and are needed to plan the project and determine a reliable baseline, (iv) bring in international best practices to improve project design, and (v) carry out assessments and analyses to prepare the report and recommendation of the President.|
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|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||To ensure inclusive development, the project included PWD and DPOs as stakeholders, decision-makers, and beneficiaries at all levels and stages of project processing. During project reconnaissance, a consultation was conducted with more than 20 DPOs representing different subgroups of PWD. Their inputs have been used to formulate the project's components.|
|During Project Implementation||Using a participatory consultative approach, the TA consultants worked closely with, and reported to designated focal points of the executing and implementing agencies, the multisectoral working group, and subgroups set up for the preparation of the project. Civil society and international development partners involved in disability issues were actively involved during TA processing and implementation. A set of participatory and consultative stakeholder workshops were organized (i) at the beginning of TA implementation to gather initial inputs for the work to be carried out under the TA, and (ii) towards the midterm of TA implementation to report on the work accomplished and agree on an initial project design and monitoring framework. A series of focus group discussions and key informant interviews were organized with actors in the disability sector, including PWD, community members, and local and central government officials.|
|Consulting Services||ADB has engaged a consulting firm to provide a team of national consultants (29 person-months) and international consultants (22 person-months), reporting to MPDSP and ADB. The firm was recruited in accordance with ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) using a simplified technical proposal and quality- and cost-based selection with the standard ratio of 80:20.|
|Procurement||The TA equipment will be procured in accordance with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and transferred to the executing agency upon TA completion.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Raushanbek Mamatkulov|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD|
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
United Nations Street-5
|Approval||12 Dec 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Mar 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Dec 2014||11 Aug 2015||11 Aug 2015||30 Nov 2015||31 Dec 2017||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||12 Dec 2014||815,089.37|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 8850||18 Dec 2015||Oxford Policy Management Limited (United Kingdom)||6 St. Aldates Courtyard, 38 St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BN, United Kingdom||Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection||822,000.00||—|
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