Mongolia: Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project

Sovereign Project | 48076-002

Often, public support to persons with disabilities (PWDs) focus on providing assistance under the concept of social welfare. However, this project will highlight what PWDs can do to ensure inclusion of PWDs in society, including them in mainstream economic activities, creating opportunities in education and employment, and providing access to the services they need. It will strengthen and institutionalize early identification of disability; improve service delivery and access to the physical environment; improve employment prospects; and contribute to strategic development for PWDs, including social welfare reform, awareness raising, and attitude change.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jigjidsuren, Altantuya
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Mongolia
  • Modality
    • Grant
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Health
Project Name Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project
Project Number 48076-002
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9191-MON: Promoting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Loan 3605-MON: Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabiilties
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 25.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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 Often, public support to persons with disabilities (PWDs) focus on providing assistance under the concept of social welfare. However, this project will highlight what PWDs can do to ensure inclusion of PWDs in society, including them in mainstream economic activities, creating opportunities in education and employment, and providing access to the services they need. It will strengthen and institutionalize early identification of disability; improve service delivery and access to the physical environment; improve employment prospects; and contribute to strategic development for PWDs, including social welfare reform, awareness raising, and attitude change.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The prevalence of disability in Mongolia of about 4% is based on the 2010 census and is likely to be underestimated. Disability assessment is currently based on an outdated, narrow medical approach to determine work ability loss. Early diagnosis and identification of disability in children is underdeveloped, while older people are not recognized as disabled even if they require long-term care. PWDs in Mongolia and their households represent a population subgroup with substantially higher incidence of poverty and lower human development indicators than the rest of the population._For instance, 42% of households with PWDs live in poverty compared with 18% of households without PWDs, 28% of PWDs aged 1559 years are in the labor force compared with 69% of those without disabilities, and 43% of children with disabilities (CWDs) aged 618 years are unable to read compared with only 4% for people without disabilities. PWDs and the families of CWDs spend more on health services than nondisabled people, including for medicine, diagnostic procedures, and travel costs associated with visiting the capital for tests that are not available in aimag (province) health centers. This increased expenditure contributes to greater levels of poverty among PWD households. Parents consider the quality of education services for CWDs as low, and disabled people's organizations (DPOs) report poor access for PWDs to tertiary education. The project's target aimags (Arkhangai, Darkhan-uul, Dornod, Dundgovi, Khovd, and Khuvsgul) have a large proportion of PWDs and a high poverty ratio among PWDs. Based on proxy means test data, the percentage of PWDs in the bottom three deciles of poverty is 55% in the selected aimags and 44% in the other 15 aimags.

PWDs, especially those with intellectual disabilities, typically lack access to education, health care, social protection, and employment, and are marginalized in society. Early diagnostic and intervention services for most CWDs are either unavailable or of poor quality. Poor access to education at all levels means that PWDs are poorly prepared for employment compared with other people. Lack of enforcement of the existing universal design standards and limited investment result in poor physical access to public buildings, including government offices, hospitals, and schools, and to transportation facilities. These are all major impediments and often prevent PWDs from accessing basic municipal and social services or nearby workplaces. PWDs face huge barriers in entering job markets because they lack skills, and companies are not prepared to provide jobs for the disabled._Access to orthopedic equipment and assistive devices is very limited, especially to new technologies and devices based on information and communication technology, reducing the potential for PWDs to compensate for their disabilities and succeed at school or in the workplace. Most people generally do not recognize PWDs as individuals capable of living independently and contributing positively to society. This is a major source of frustration for PWDs, leading to feelings of vulnerability and rejection. The successive barriers encountered by PWDs during their lifetime underline the need for early childhood support that is sustained in school and throughout their professional life to ensure successful inclusion in society.

The Government of Mongolia demonstrates strong commitment to international rights frameworks and development goals on disability._This is especially reflected in its active engagement with the DPO community and the adoption of the new Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in February 2016, which moves the sector paradigm from a health and social welfare model based on a medical understanding of disability to a rights-based model built on a biopsychosocial understanding of disability underpinned by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)._The new law represents an opportunity to address the poor human development indicators for PWDs. The priority areas for improvement identified by DPOs, the government, and experts are (i) early identification of disability, including prenatal and postnatal screening services, to ensure early intervention to minimize the impact on child development and subsequent education outcomes; (ii) maximum functioning and active economic participation with support from social services, habilitation, and rehabilitation;_(iii) inclusive education and employment services; (iv) improved enforcement of legislation on accessibility to the physical environment, transport, and information, and increased availability of assistive devices and technology; and (v) strategic measures such as changing attitudes and mindsets toward PWDs, making the social welfare system more equitable and targeted, using the ICF to assess disability and planning services, and defining disability in monitoring and data frameworks.

DPOs in Ulaanbaatar seem to underrepresent PWDs in rural areas and those with intellectual disabilities. The organizations provide some services in Ulaanbaatar and in some aimags, but compared with DPOs in other countries, they have a limited role in employment promotion. DPOs mainly support segregated forms of employment, such as sheltered employment and self-employment, largely because (i) DPOs and public employment agency staff lack knowledge and skills to effectively support individual pathways to mainstream employment for PWDs, and (ii) the regulatory framework for involving DPOs in providing employment and social services is not well developed.

Strategic fit. The project strongly aligns with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Social Protection Strategy and Social Protection Operational Plan, 2014-2020._It will support renewed emphasis on social protection in the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 to protect the most vulnerable members of society. In supporting PWDs through social protection and stronger social safety nets to ensure decent living standards, the project is in line with ADB's country partnership strategy for Mongolia, 2017-2020._The project also supports the implementation of the Mongolia Sustainable Development Vision 2030. ADB is coordinating project inputs with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is implementing two technical assistance projects on disability in Mongolia, and a memorandum of understanding will be signed before project implementation to ensure complementarity and avoid duplication.

Disability puts women at a disadvantage, and factors such as age and poverty widen the gender gap. The poverty rate for women is typically higher than that for men, and poverty and disability are associated. The disability rate for women, particularly those with severe disability, is higher than for men at any age. Even so, analysis conducted during project preparation has shown that disability among girls and women appears to be underreported, with men being 28% more likely to be reported as disabled than women. Further, while 30% of men with disabilities aged 1559 years work, this percentage is only 25% for women. Moreover, 80% of people caring for PWDs are women, who often do not receive adequate social protection and support services.

Lessons learned. ADB has a successful record in social protection and welfare in Mongolia, but it has limited experience in disability, which is an issue that cuts across ADB sectors (health and education) and areas such as infrastructure development, social protection, social services and care, and employment. The project represents a learning opportunity for ADB in an area of increasing international importance, especially in relation to (i) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and (ii) an aging population that results in increased numbers of PWDs (footnote 6). Specific ADB support for PWDs in Mongolia includes a JFPR grant for Expanding Employment Opportunities for Poor Disabled Persons implemented in 2002-2006, and the Social Security Sector Development Program, which assisted in developing manufacturing capacity for prosthetics and establishing community care centers._ADB's work in health and education in Mongolia, although extensive, has not focused on disability. In 2005, ADB published the Disabled People and Development working paper as an attempt to integrate disability into poverty reduction and development strategies and other sectors._This has not led to operations directed at disability.

The Italian Raoul Follereau Association, an international network of grassroots organizations more commonly known as AIFO, has been focusing on the development of community-based rehabilitation. The People's Republic of China is providing funding for the construction of the National Children's Rehabilitation Center in the Bayangol district of Ulaanbaatar, and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MLSP) plans to request further external support to build development centers in the 15 remaining aimags not covered by the project, using the design developed under the proposed project._The State Department of the United States supported the MLSP in drafting the new Law on the Rights of PWDs and a European Commission project is assisting in drafting a national program to implement the law and standards for the implementation of social welfare services.

Impact

Equal participation for PWDs in society achieved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Access to services and employment for PWDs increased

Progress Toward Outcome The implementation of the project is progressing well, estimated at 58% against the elapsed time of 64% as of August 2022. The project experienced implementation delays in 2018-2019 mainly due to the slow start-up of the project and delays in recruitment of the PIU staff and frequent personnel changes in the PIU. The COVID-19 pandemic and several quarantines and travel restrictions in the country have significantly impacted the implementation of the project in 2020-2021, especially the provision of technical outputs by international and national consultants and the provision of capacity-building training.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Early identification of CWDs strengthened and institutionalized

2. Service delivery for PWDs improved

3. Access to the physical environment improved

4. Work and employment for PWDs improved

5. Strategic development to support PWDs implemented

Project Management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Output 1. Early identification of children with disabilities strengthened and institutionalized. In December 2019, MLSP hired the consulting firm MCDS Consultancy LLC (Mongolia) (Consultant-C2) to assist them in Outputs 1 and 2. Consultant-C2 assessed the current situation with the early identification system. In 2021, MLSP decided to refuse ASQ and develop a Mongolian version of ASQ by modifying its questionnaire to consider the Mongolian context. A draft questionnaire of the Mongolian version of the early assessment was developed and pre-tested in six project sites and Ulaanbaatar. Finalization of the questionnaire (for children aged 9, 18, and 36 months) and incorporation into the 'Pink Book_ completed and approved by MOH and MLSP joint working group. In 2020, the MLSP agreed to replace BSID system for secondary-level confirmatory assessment of developmental delays by Dr. Baumann's tool. The project agreed with Dr. Bauman in May 2022 a draft contract for manual translation from Germany to Mongolian; online training and capacity-building sessions for relevant health professionals; necessary devices for assessment of child's vision and hearing to be used during the training; testing kit for the evaluation; and technical assistance in confirming of the assessment results of children with developmental delay by deploying doctors from abroad to Mongolia. Consultant-C2 is assisting in improving functions of the multi-sectoral commissions responsible for disability assessment of children. They provided recommendations on the commission's structure, tasks, and job descriptions for members of the commission and developed some operational guidelines and procedures. Consultant-C2 also developed an M&E system for early identification, including data collection methodology, and provided recommendations on integrating with an existing system. Development of training program and materials for early identification system using new tools has been completed. Training of multi-sectoral commission and sub-commission in project aimags and Ulaanbaatar is ongoing. Output 2. Service delivery for persons with disabilities improved. In April 2020, MLSP recruited the design and construction supervision firm JV MSL LLC and Creative Mongolia LLC (Mongolia) (Consultant-C1), which prepared the Development Centers (DC) schematic design (approved by MLSP) and detailed designs (endorsed by the Construction Development Center). Construction of Development Centers in six project aimags commenced in June July 2021. The progress of works is 45-90 percent as of 30 September 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of borders with the PRC resulted in a price increase of construction materials and a deficit of some materials. MLSP, based on consultation with the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, prepared draft proposals for the contract price increase (on average by 25%) due to price increase for materials only (on average by 45%) and submitted them to the Construction Development center for validation. The contract variations were approved by ADB in August 2022.MLSP has initiated the procurement of equipment for six DCs. Contract award is planned for 3Q 2022. Consultant-C2 developed the service delivery design and operational guidelines for the DCs. In June 2021, the government issued Decree No.164 on establishing Development Centers for PWD as a government-owned public entity in six project aimags and instructed MLSP to include the DCs' budget in the state budget for 2022 and start the operation of DCs from 2022. The GADPWD will act as the oversight body for DCs. The DC will have 29 staff, of which 13 are the administrative staff, and 16 are the technical staff. The project started with training potential candidates for a new team for DC. Out of the planned 14 training six were completed with 326 people (132 from six project aimags) trained. The selection and recruitment of the staff for DC are planned for 3Q 2022 based on the achievements during the training. Consultant-C2 analyzed the qualifications required for the disability workforce and their training opportunities, reviewed the existing training curricula at various training institutions, and provided recommendations for training and capacity building of key professionals who will work in DCs. Based on consultation with relevant stakeholders, Consultant C2 developed (i) communication teacher's curricula (or speech therapy) and (ii) disability social workers curricula for the Mongolian State University of Education, (iii) peer counseling curricula for the Universal Development NGO, (iv) assistive technology technician's curricula for the National Prosthetic Factory, and (v) low vision specialist curricula for the Mongolian Ophthalmologist Association. Consultant C2 also updated (vi) physical therapy and occupational therapy curricula for the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences School of Nursing._Consultant-C2 developed operational guidelines for the portage early intervention program, including the portage model of mobile toy library for DCs, an M&E system for the portage program, and training programs and materials for the portage program. The project organized two virtual training with the participation of 60 participants.MLSP established the Social Protection Call Center with specific modules for communicating and providing information for people with hearing impairment. The project supported the local service providers' purchasing service fee for a three-year subscription in connecting to the state inter-sectoral web platform www.duudlaga.mn.Output 3. Access to the physical environment improved. In March 2020, MLSP engaged the international consulting firm HRD Consulting Korea Co., Ltd (Korea) (Consultant-C3) to provide bulk consultancy services for this output._Consultant C3 developed recommendations to improve legislation, regulations, and accessibility-related standards for construction, road and transportation, information communication, health, and social services. This includes recommendations and proposals for the revision of (i) the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2016), and (ii) the National Program on the Rights, Inclusiveness and Support for PWD._Consultant C3 also assisted MLSP in drafting a new bill on improving the accessibility for the disabled, which is planned to be submitted to the Cabinet in 3Q 2022. Consultant C3 also reviewed the situation with the accessibility audit, developed tools for conducting the accessibility audit with support from DPOs and NGOs, and presented them to MLSP for review and comments. Consultant C3 also prepared a report with findings from comparing 2015 and 2020 accessibility audits._MLSP engaged two individual consultants, one international and one national (Consultant-C6), to strengthen the regulatory framework to improve PWD access to assistive technologies and devices (AT) and prostheses. The consultants conducted a desk review of the AT situation in Mongolia, reviewed the roles and capacity of the prosthesis factory and vocational training center of GADPWD, developed a mid-term development strategy for the prosthesis factory, and recommended strengthening the vocational training center. The Consultant-C6 also prepared (i) minimum standards and specific requirements for assistive technology and devices for local manufacturing and procurement, and (ii) procurement list of equipment and materials for the Prosthetic factory, including the list of spare parts for existing Ottobock machines, list of AT-related equipment and materials for the Vocational Training Center and list of equipment for DCs. MLSP also engaged one national consultant (Consultant-C12) to help them develop technical specifications for the Mongolian text-to-speech software. The Mongolian text-to-speech software development will significantly improve information accessibility for PWD, especially those with hearing and visual imparities. Consultant-C12 completed his tasks by providing text-to-speech system requirement specifications, work packages, technical specifications of deliverables, and draft training and implementation plans. In 2022, MLSP recruited three firms to work jointly on developing the text-to-speech system; development is in progress. Output 4. Work and employment for PWD improved. Consultant C3 reviewed the government policies, programs, and public services on employment promotion for PWD and developed policy recommendations on improving the accessibility of these services for PWD and knowledge and awareness of employers about these regulations. Consultant C3 also developed (i) a model of partnership and cooperation between the employment services run by DPOs and public employment services with the focus of providing job coaching and job brokering services for PWDs, (ii) job profiles and job descriptions for staff in charge of delivering employment services for PWD, (iii) guidelines for job coaching, and brokering services, and (iv) recommendations to improve the system of monitoring and evaluation, and reporting on the implementation of employment promotion programs for PWD. MLSP is currently reviewing these documents.Consultant C3 reviewed the case management system of the job brokering services at the public employment services and provided some templates; however, practical guidelines for implementing case management and monitoring and evaluation need to be developed.The parliament recently approved the revision of the Labor Law (2021), which includes progressive provisions on the quota system for PWD. Consultants C3 will now assist MLSP in developing the required guidelines for implementing the revised law. Consultant C3 also reviewed the implementation of the Law on Employment Promotion (2011) concerning employment promotion for PWD and proposed necessary changes and supporting regulations regarding implementing the quota system. These include the enforcement of the employment quota system with the participation of DPOs, defining the roles of public employment services and DPOs in enforcing the quota system, and incentive mechanisms for employers on successful implementation of the quota system and the provision of the workplace for PWD.Under this output, the project will establish the Employment Resource Center (ERC) for DPOs. In August 2020, MLSP hired one international and one national consultant (Consultant-C4) who assisted in developing a business plan and development strategy, including organizational management structure and human resources for the ERC. Consultant-C4 also (i) reviewed an international experience on the institutional models for an umbrella organization of DPOs and provided recommendations in supporting employment of PWDs, (ii) developed service delivery design, operational plans for the service units, job descriptions for the key professional staff of the ERC, and (iii) prepared a list of equipment with technical specifications required for the ERC.Consultant-C1 developed the design and detailed engineering drawings for ERC and obtained approvals from the Construction Development Center in September 2021. The location of ERC is changed from Khan-Uul to Sukhbaatar district._The project conducted the initial and detailed environmental impact assessments for the new site (approved by the environment ministry in Aug-Sep 2021). Procurement of civil works for construction ERC completed in March 2022; MLSP signed a contract with 'B and B Construction_ LLC in April 2022; construction works started in May 2022. Output 5. Strategic development to support PWD implemented. With the support of the national consultant (Consultant-C5), the project has developed the Communication Strategy for awareness-raising and attitude change towards PWD and the Action Plan for its implementation (approved by MLSP). The project will use awareness-raising communication through three main channels: public events and national campaigns, TV and radio programs, and mass media advertisements. In 2021, MLSP signed contracts with several national firms to develop the content of awareness-raising programs with the participation of PWD. As of today, there are 23 newspaper contents developed and published 23 (articles, interviews, editorials, and discussions in the daily newspaper 'Today_); preparation of television programs and broadcasts (short video spots) and radio content on rights of PWDs, social protection, employment opportunity is ongoing.Consultants C3 analyzed Mongolia's current social welfare system and reviewed international practices on disability allowances and community-based social welfare services. Consultants are working on the proposals that require changes in laws and regulations to reform the social welfare system to improve targeting and financial support for PWD.Consultants C3_conducted SWAT analysis of multi-sectoral commissions concerning their readiness and capacity to adapt to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). Consultant C3 also reviewed the existing regulations, institutional arrangements, and human resources required for introducing and implementing the ICF in multi-sectoral commissions. Consultants proposed a simplified model of ICF for assessing the workability of PWD. MLSP, jointly with MOH, agreed to test the simplified tools of ICF in project aimags first and decide on nationwide implementation based on the findings. MLSP and consultants prepared a training program on piloting the ICF assessment tools for members of multi-sectoral commissions in six project sites. Training will start in June 2022. In March 2020, MLSP hired one international and one national consultant (Consultant-C7) to help them to review existing national population-based surveys, improve disability statistics, and assist the National Statistical Office (NSO) in developing appropriate tools to analyze data on the livelihood and living conditions of PWD. Consultant-C7 reviewed the existing information, statistical data on disability in line with Washington Group recommendations, and the Household Socio-Economic Survey (HSES) considering the Incheon strategy on livelihoods and poverty of PWD, cash benefits, and coverage of social services. Following the consultant's recommendation on improving the disability statistics, including disability data collection and analysis, MLSP, GADPWD, and NSO are developing an action plan to improve the disability statistics.A national firm (Human Development Research and Training Center) is assisting MLSP in conducting baseline and end-line surveys on the satisfaction of PWD with public services, the compliance with a legal requirement for employment of PWD, the inclusive business environment for PWD, and the access to the physical environment. The firm will also conduct media audience research to monitor the influence of social communication and media campaigns on public perception of PWD. The firm collected the baseline data in August-September 2020 among selected 1000 PWDs in seven aimags and three districts of UB city.
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Arhangay Aymag, Darhan-Uul Aymag, Eastern Aymag, Khovd, Khovsgol, Middle Govi
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environmental implications of the project were reviewed, an initial environmental examination was conducted, and an environment management plan (EMP) was developed to address the minor adverse environmental impacts (dust, noise, construction site safety) that may potentially occur during the establishment of six small development and rehabilitation centers in aimags, and one DPO employment resource center in Ulaanbaatar.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will not require temporary or permanent land acquisition.
Indigenous Peoples The project will have no negative impact on indigenous peoples in the project areas.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultation has taken place in the project design with a range of stakeholders from the government, DPOs, and PWDs. Attention has been given to ensure participation of PWDs outside Ulaanbaatar and those with small voice through focus group discussions and household interviews.
During Project Implementation DPO involvement during project implementation is essential and the project design includes DPOs in project oversight, media campaigns, employment services, and monitoring activities.Participation of civil society organizations concerns primarily DPOs, professional associations, and voluntary networks. More than 10 DPOs will be involved in (i) public communication campaigns, (ii) employment and work support, and (iii) monitoring and implementation of all project activities as part of the project steering committee. Professional associations will be involved in the review of the curricula of social workers and in the creation and support of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) task force. Finally, the engagement of an nongovernment organization (NGO) for volunteers with social marketing skills will support the media campaign as well as the engagement with various national media associations.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Borrower is responsible for selecting, engaging, and supervising consultants engaged under the loan funded and grant administered by ADB. All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time)._Seven consulting firms will be recruited following quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS) procedure (quality-cost ratio 90:10). International and national individual consultants (excluding PIU staff) will be engaged using individual consultants selection procedure, for 3.5 person-months and 28 person-months inputs, respectively. The terms of reference for all anticipated consulting services are outlined in Section D. All the PIU staff will be hired by the EA/IAs in close consultation and discussion of each candidate with ADB.
Procurement For procurement of goods and works, the PIU will follow the ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time); and undertake procurement in accordance with the project procurement plan. The PIU staff will have adequate experience and training in ADB Procurement Guidelines in order to carry out procurement activities.
Responsible ADB Officer Jigjidsuren, Altantuya
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 13 Jun 2016 to 17 Jun 2016
MRM 24 Feb 2017
Approval 28 Nov 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2022

Grant 9191-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2017 04 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018 31 Oct 2022 31 Oct 2024 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 27 Oct 2022 0.00 1.82 91%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 27 Oct 2022 0.00 1.23 61%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 3605-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Nov 2017 04 Apr 2018 30 Apr 2018 31 Oct 2022 31 Oct 2024 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 25.27 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.00 27 Oct 2022 15.90 0.00 64%
Counterpart 0.27 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Oct 2022 9.46 0.00 38%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Dec 2021
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2019
Хөгжлийн бэрхшээлтэй иргэдийн оролцоог хангаж, үйлчилгээ үзүүлэх төсөл : Төслийн Мэдээллийн Тайлан Translated PDS Sep 2018
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 9191-MON: Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project Grant Agreement Apr 2018
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3605-MON: Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Apr 2018
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2017
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2017
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project: Project Administration Manual (As of Board Approval) Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2017
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2014
Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2014

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan 3605/9191-MON: Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project(G1) Rebid Invitation for Bids Closed 11 Oct 2022 22 Nov 2022
DISABILITY SPECIALIST – MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM SERVICE DELIVERY, EARLY INTERVENTION, SOCIAL WELFARE REFORM, AND ICF POLICY TRAINING SUPPORT (PIU) Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2022 10 Oct 2022
SECRETARY OF THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT (PIU) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Aug 2022 14 Aug 2022
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DISABILITY SPECIALIST – POLICY SUPPORT FOR DISABILITY STRATEGIES (PIU)) Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Aug 2022 14 Aug 2022
3605/9191-MON: Ensuring Inclusiveness and Service Delivery for Persons with Disabilities Project (G1) Invitation for Bids Closed 30 May 2022 20 Jul 2022
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Dec 2021 03 Jan 2022
Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Dec 2021 26 Dec 2021
Project Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Dec 2021 03 Jan 2022
Training Program for Professional Sign Language Interpreter Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Aug 2021 27 Aug 2021
Legal Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Aug 2021 16 Sep 2021
Strategy for Vocational Education and Skills School Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jul 2021 11 Aug 2021
Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jun 2021 01 Jul 2021
MONGOLIAN TEXT-TO-SPEECH CORPUS Firm - Consulting Closed 15 May 2021 13 Jun 2021
MONGOLIAN TEXT-TO-SPEECH SYNTHESIS SOFTWARE Firm - Consulting Closed 15 May 2021 13 Jun 2021
Mongolian Text-to-Speech Interfaces Firm - Consulting Closed 15 May 2021 13 Jun 2021
Disability specialist – multidisciplinary service delivery, early intervention, social welfare reform and ICF Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020
International expert to assist the Ministry in developing a sustainable business plan and strategy for the Employment Development Center and the service delivery design for the service units Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
National expert to assist the Ministry in developing a sustainable business plan and strategy for the Employment Development Center and the service delivery design for the service units Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020
Design Supervision Consultant to support PIU and EA in monitoring the deliverables of the design consulting firm Individual - Consulting Closed 05 May 2020 11 May 2020
Gender specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 May 2020 05 May 2020
Assistive Technology and Devices Expert - Procurement & Regulation Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Assistive Technology and Devices Expert - Procurement & Regulation Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
Communication strategy for awareness raising and attitude change and support on the implementation of the communication strategy Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Feb 2020 10 Feb 2020
National consultant for developing technical specification and proposal for the text to speech platform Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
Senior Disability Data and Poverty Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jan 2020 30 Jan 2020
Senior Disability Data and Poverty Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Dec 2019 09 Jan 2020
LOCAL RESEARCH FIRM FOR A BASELINE, END-LINE, ACCESSIBILITY AND AUDIENCE SURVEY Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Dec 2019 31 Jan 2020
Environmental specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019
Policy reform and strategy development on employment, accessibility, ICF and social welfare for Persons with Disabilities in Mongolia Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Sep 2019 14 Oct 2019
Supporting the development and implementation of early identification system for children with disabilities and strengthening service delivery for persons with disabilities in Mongolia Firm - Consulting Closed 24 May 2019 25 Jun 2019
DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN, COST ESTIMATE AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION FOR DEVELOPMENT CENTERS IN 6 PROVINCES AND EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER IN ULAANBAATAR CITY Firm - Consulting Closed 29 Mar 2019 27 Apr 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
G1-Lot1: Procurement of Assistive Technology and Equipment Resource Package for Six Project Aimags Loan 3605 30 Sep 2022 Inter Science LLC | Bayanzurkh District, Khoroo 12, Peace Avenue, Ulaanbaatar 13381 Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,457,622.00 1,361,418.95
W3: Construction of Disabled People's Organization Employment Resource Center Building in Ulaanbaatar Loan 3605 13 May 2022 B and B Construction LLC | Shine Delkhii TV Buidling, F9, Altain Street 5, Khoroo 9, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 3,329,582.27 2,895,826.37
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN ARKHANGAI AIMAG Loan 3605 30 Sep 2021 JV OF JAM LLC & MOTOBLOK LLC | SUKHBAATAR DISTRICT KHOROO 1 PEACE AVE TG CENTER 502 606 UNIT ULAANBAATAR MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,352,280.01 1,183,908.63
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WITDISABILITIES IN KHOVD AIMAG. Loan 3605 20 Sep 2021 JV OF ELBEGGUN LLC AND ASIAN CITY LLC | JARGALANT SOUM BAG 4 BUGAT 4-23 KHOVD AIMAG MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,401,445.43 1,228,954.07
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WITDISABILITIES IN DORNOD AIMAG. Loan 3605 10 Sep 2021 JV OF SUKHJIN LLC AND TALIIN SULD LLC | DORNOD AIMAG KHERLEN SOUM BAG 6 BEHIND SHUR MARKET MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,336,459.05 1,167,929.33
W1-Lot3: Construction of Development Center for Persons with Disabilities in Khuvsgul Aimag Loan 3605 30 Aug 2021 JV of Himon Construction LLC and Altai Baidrag Construction LLC | Sukhbaatar District, Khoroo 9, Altain St. New World Television Building, Unit 606, Ulaanbaatar Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,293,055.30 1,133,821.73
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WIT DISABILITIES IN KHOVD AIMAG. Loan 3605 10 Jun 2021 JV OF ELBEGGUN LLC AND ASIAN CITY LLC | JARGALANT SOUM, BAG 4, BUGAT, 4-23, KHOVD AIMAG MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,401,922.11 1,228,262.50
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN DORNOD AIMAG. Loan 3605 07 Jun 2021 JV OF SUKHJIN LLC AND TALIIN SULD LLC | DORNOD AIMAG, KHERLEN SOUM BAG 6, BEHIND SHUR MARKET MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,330,272.86 1,167,217.36
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN DARKHAN-UUL AIMAG Loan 3605 25 May 2021 JV OF BORSHOON UNDRAA LLC AND DMTM TRADE LLC | BAYANZURKH DISTRICT, KHOROO 25, UB TOWER 908 UNIT, ULAANBAATAR MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,353,154.11 1,186,584.80
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WIT H DISABILITIES IN ARKHANGAI AIMAG Loan 3605 24 May 2021 JV OF JAM LLC & MOTOBLOK LLC | SUKHBAATAR DISTRICT, KHOROO 1, PEACE AVE TG CENTER 502, 606 UNIT, ULAANBAATAR MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,352,128.10 1,184,039.03
CONSTRUCTION OF DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR PERSONS WIT H DISABILITIES IN DUNDGOVI AIMAG Loan 3605 24 May 2021 KHUKH KHAIRKHAN TRADE LLC | SUKHBAATAR DISTRICT, KHOROO 1, SUN ROAD STREET, UNION BLDG B802 MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 1,176,766.33 1,030,477.27
C1:DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN, COST ESTIMATE & CO NSTRUCTION SUPERVISION FOR DEVELOPMENT CENTERS IN 6 PROVINCES & EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTER IN UB Loan 3605 05 May 2020 JV OF MSL LLC & | [email protected], MOBILE: 99031447 MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 654,788.44 609,672.17
CONSULTING SERVICE FOR C3:POLICY REFORM AND STRA TEGY DEVELOPMENT ON EMPLOYMENT, ACCESSIBILITY, ICF AND SOCIAL WELFARE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Loan 3605 18 Mar 2020 HRD CONSULTING KOREA CO., LTD | #4, WOO-NAM BUILDING,6 SEUNGBANG-GIL, GWANAK-GU, SEOUL,[email protected] KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 456,019.00 428,201.00
C2:SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND STRENGTHENING SERVICE DELIVER Loan 3605 16 Dec 2019 MCDS CONSULTANCY LLC | GRAND PLAZA KHOROO 2,BAYANGOL DISTRICT 976 7511 0976 EMAIL : [email protected] MONGOLIA Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 260,597.00 244,700.58