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Mongolia: Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51217-001 Status: Active
 
Project Name Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children
Project Number 51217-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9198-MON: Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Gender equality in political, legal, economic, social, cultural and family relations substantially achieved (National Program on Gender Equality 2017-2021)

Social equality through inclusive growth substantially achieved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Quality of and access to prevention and multi-disciplinary response to domestic violence strengthened.
Progress Toward Outcome The project outcome will be assessed by the project completion in 2023.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Multi-disciplinary response and livelihood assistance services to domestic violence survivors delivered

Capacity of key officials and staff responsible for protection and rehabilitation services for domestic violence survivors improved

Behavior of key stakeholders on prevention, reporting and protection of survivors improved

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

Package W001 lot1. Rehabilitation of shelter for Nalaikh district: Contract was awarded and contract signed on 16 June and civil work started on 22 June 2020 and completed on 22 July 2020. Monitoring site visits were held on June 17, July 6, 2020. District commission meeting was held on July 10 2020. Commission members accepted the rehabilitation work with comments. The comments were reflected and small repairs were done. During the site visit on July 22 2020, renovation work for Nalaikh shelter was accepted as complete.

Package W001 lot2. Rehabilitation of shelter for Uvs aimag: Contract was rewarded and signed on 30 June and civil work started on 5 July, 2020. Site visit was held on 25-27 July 2020. The demolition work was completed. Masonry work is ongoing.

Package W014 Shelter for Songinokhairkhan district: Preliminary design approved on 2 July 2020 by Urban development agency. The design company is working on DAD and DED.

Package W015. Rehabilitation of shelter in Selenge aimag: Contract was rewarded and signed on 27 May and civil works started on 31 May 2020 and finished on 8 July 2020. Monitoring site visits were held on 3 June, 25 June and on 08 July, as a member of commission meeting. Commission meeting was held on 08 July 2020. Commission members accepted the civil work with comments. The comments were reflected and small repairs were done. Civil works for Selenge aimag's shelter fully completed as per drawings provided by local authorities.

Package W016. Rehabilitation of shelter in Sukhbaatar aimag: Preparation and Submission of draft Bidding documents (OCB) to ADB was on 21 April 2020, Bid was addvertised on 27 May, 2020 for 30 calendar days. BEC held on June 30, 2020. Approval on the Bid Evaluation Report by ADB was received on 3 July, 2020. Notification of contract award was issued on 9 July, 2020 and contract signed on 21 July, 2020. Construction work started on 25 July 2020.

The Procedure on Selection and Funding of Small-scale Grants was developed with comments and feedback received from SCCCP, Policy Implementation Coordination Department, Investment and Financing Department, International Treaty and Foreign Cooperation Department of the MOJHA, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, Authority of Family, Child and Youth Development and ADB. The State Secretary issued an Order# A/09 dated 9 March 2020 approving the Procedure and the Working Group for the selection of the application. The small-scale grants competition was advertised for 60 days effective 11 March 2020. The Deadline for receiving the applications for the first stage selection is 11 May 2020. An official letter was submitted to all local Heads of Citizen's Khural and the Coordination Sub-Councils of Crime Prevention in 21 aimags and 9 districts on 11 March 2020 signed by the Head of the SCCCP. Therefore, all local CSCPs were duly informed on the organization of the first stage selection. As of now, 201 aimags and 6 districts have officially established the working group to organize the first stage selection. PIU is providing necessary advice to local CSCPs.

122 project applications were received from 21 aimags and 8 districts nationwide at the 1st phase selection on 11 May 2020. The local Working Groups convened and evaluated the project proposals and shortlisted 87 of them and duly submitted all documentation to PIU on 11 June 2020. The Working Group at the MOJHA met two times during 25-26 July and selected 30 project proposals of the shortlisted applications. All 30 contracts were signed on 9 Sept 2020.

1) Design drawings of Uvs aimag shelter has reflected universal access design specifications.

2) Songinokhairkhan district shelter is expected to be accessible for PWDs. The preliminary design is approved on 2 July and the design company is working on DAD and DED.

Package C008: Consulting service on conducting the training on financial and legal literacy, and implementation of a pilot economic empowerment program for survivor women of domestic violence. PIU submitted the request for approval on the advertisement of the consulting service to ADB on 24 December 2019. The CSRN was advertised through CMS, daily newspapers, SCCP and MOJHA websites on 7 January 2020 for 30 calendar days. CSC conducted evaluation and submitted request for re-advertisement of the consulting service. ADB has issued no objection letter on re-advertisement of consulting service for package C008 on 10 March 2020. The CSRN was advertised through CMS, daily newspapers, SCCP and MOJHA websites on 12 March 2020 for 30 calendar days and deadline was 10 April 2020

Package C008: Consulting service on conducting the training on financial and legal literacy, and implementation of a pilot economic empowerment program for survivor women of domestic violence. PIU submitted the request for approval on the advertisement of the consulting service to ADB on 24 December 2019. The CSRN was advertised through CMS, daily newspapers, SCCP and MOJHA websites on 7 January 2020 for 30 calendar days. CSC conducted evaluation and submitted request for re-advertisement of the consulting service. ADB has issued no objection letter on re-advertisement of consulting service for package C008 on 10 March 2020. The CSRN was advertised through CMS, daily newspapers, SCCP and MOJHA websites on 12 March 2020 for 30 calendar days and deadline is on 10 April 2020.

Due to potential additional financing that will cover 107 hotline operations, this activity is on hold for 2020.

The TOR, Narrative Evaluation Criteria, Newspaper advertisement, and Cost estimates were discussed at the CSC meeting on 20 January2020. Authority for the Family, Child and Youth Development (AFCYD) one of the project implementing agency, proposed to revise the TOR to ensure coherence with the organization's current work in order to avoid duplication of activities of other international development organizations. AFCYD has provided comments on the TOR and the CSC second meeting was held in February 2020.

Invitation for EOI (re-advertisement) were widely circulated local newspapers, websites of MOJHA, SCCCP, Facebook pages of SCCCP on April 27, 2020 for 30 calendar days. CSC meeting held on July 9, 2020. Shortlisting is in process.

The consulting services (Software Engineer, and Legal Specialist) is expected to be advertised in Q3 2020.

TORs for 2 consulting services of software engineer and legal specialist is developed, reviewed by implementing agency and finalized. It will be advertised in Q3 2020.

Consultant selection process is ongoing. CSC was established by order A/47 on 31 October 2019 of the State Secretary, MOJHA. The implementing agencies, the SCCCP, MLSP and AFCYD provided their comments on draft TOR.CSC meeting was held on 20 January 2020.

Invitation for EOI (re-advertisement) were widely circulated local newspapers, websites of MOJHA, SCCCP, Facebook pages of SCCCP on April 27, 2020 for 30 calendar days. CSC meeting held on July 9, 2020. Shortlisting is in process.

Terms of Reference, Narrative Evaluation Criteria, Newspaper advertisement, and Cost estimates were prepared. The implementing agencies, SCCCP, MLSP and AFCYD provided their comments on draft TOR. PIU is expected to establish the CSC and advertise the consulting service in Q3 2020.

ADB issued no objection to issue RPF for shortlisted firms on 10 June 2020. The deadline for the technical proposal is on 4 August 2020. ADB issued no objection to issue RPF for shortlisted firms on 10 June 2020. The deadline for the technical proposal was 4 August 2020.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Selenge Aymag, Suhbaatar Aymag, Ulaanbaatar, Uvs Aymag
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is categorized as C for environmental safeguards. Under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009), only activities likely to have minimal or no adverse environmental impacts will be implemented under the project. No environmental assessment and formal procedure is required for category C projects although environmental implications need to be reviewed. An environmental management checklist (EMC) has been prepared and complies with ADB's SPS. The EMC describes: (i) the project, its components, relevant national environmental regulations, and ADB safeguard requirements; (ii) anticipated environmental impacts of the project activities; (iii) requirements and criteria for screening, planning, and implementation of activities, especially for the selection and operation of the small-scale rehabilitation work of six premises (five shelters and a helpline) under output 1 and 3; and (iv) meaningful consultation with affected people and other stakeholders, and information disclosure requirements. Environmental assessment and reporting documents shall follow the procedures in the EMC. These documents shall be endorsed by the executing and implementing agencies and submitted to ADB for final clearance. A simple Environment Management Table (EMT) has been prepared to mitigate any potential negative impacts and health and safety risks during rehabilitation work of buildings. The EMT includes basic requirements for implementation and supervision of works.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement category as it will not require any land acquisition or resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for indigenous peoples. The project does not trigger the SPS requirements on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

A Stakeholder communication strategy has been prepared for the project. These strategies were based on stakeholders' consultations that mapped and identified critical audiences and tracked the behavior continuum and determined barriers to the uptake of behavior related to domestic violence recognition and prevention, reporting, and protection of families. The consultations also explored the key stakeholders' current and preferred media, ICT and traditional communication channels, and identification of key community influencers. The scope of this communication strategy was also shaped by consultations with donors and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with current gender-based violence and/or domestic violence programs to build on gains, maximize resources and avoid duplication.

The consultations involved representatives of Executing and Implementing Agencies directly and indirectly mandated to implement the Law on Combating Domestic Violence , as well as adjunct service providers who form Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) . Donors and CSOs with existing DV and gender-based programs, sectoral organizations representing disabled people, Civil Society Organizations with experience in psychological counseling and community work on gender issues, as well as mass media practitioners also gave their inputs in separate consultations. In each of the project sites, separate consultations were held with project-affected groups including adolescent girls and boys, men, women, and survivors of domestic violence. The results of these consultations served as inputs to shape this communication strategy and will influence the direction of BCC (Behavior Change Communication) activities.

During Project Implementation

Following the project communication strategy, consultations and meetings will be led by the PIU specialists and project personnel. Consultations will include other key stakeholders as necessary (especially CSOs), be culturally sensitive, and be conducted in a manner commensurate with the impacts or benefits to affected communities.

Behavior Change Communication will be used to integrate best-practice approaches combining interpersonal communication, social mobilization, media advocacy, ICT for development, entertainment-education and capacity building to achieve the project and component objectives. The approaches are evidence-based and site-specific reinforcing a continuum of behavior changes for key stakeholders to: (a) recognize and prevent DV; (b) report DV cases; and, (c) protect survivors, families and witnesses. The communication strategy is based on stakeholder consultations with the project implementing partners, local authorities, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), donors, women, men, adolescent girls and boys at the planned project sites.

The key stakeholders and project institutions include: (i) Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs (MOJHA) project EA; (ii) Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MLSP) and Authority for Family, Child and Youth Development project IAs; (iii) General Police Department -- municipal, district and provincial divisions; (iv) AFCYD and its sub-national divisions; (v) Governor's offices at the 5 project sites; (vi) LCPCs headed by the CRK Chairpersons; (vi) Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) headed by the soum/khoroo governors; (vi) Health, Education, Labor and Social Welfare Departments at 5 project sites; (vi) Disabled People's Organizations; (vi) media, social media and ICT companies; (vii) Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); (viii) international partner organizations including UNFPA, Save the Children Japan and International Development Law Organization all of which currently implement DV projects; (ix) project affected people.

Responsible ADB Officer Begzsuren, Tsolmon
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs (formerly Ministry of Justice)
[email protected]
Government Building V, Trade Street 6/A,
Chingeltei District
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Feb 2018
Fact Finding 26 Feb 2018 to 22 Mar 2018
MRM 04 Jun 2018
Approval 15 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2020

Grant 9198-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 01 Feb 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Oct 2018 0.00 1.14 38%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 15 Oct 2018 0.00 0.67 22%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Peer Educators and support groups program for people with disabilities Firm - Consulting Active 21 Jan 2021 19 Feb 2021
TRAININGS ON EFFECTIVE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESPONSE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, CROSS-SECTORAL COORDINATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING FOR KEY STAKEHOLDERS Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Apr 2020 26 May 2020
BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES Firm - Consulting Closed 24 Mar 2020 22 Apr 2020
TRAINING ON FINANCIAL AND LEGAL LITERACY, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PILOT ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM FOR SURVIVOR WOMEN OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2020 10 Apr 2020
Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020
CONDUCT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMONG PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Firm - Consulting Closed 10 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019
OUTCOME EVALUATION STUDIES FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES (Baseline and End-line studies) Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
C002: BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION ACTIVITI ES Grant 9198 26 Oct 2020 JOINT VENTURE OF MONGOLIAN PRESS INSTITUTE NG 97611350002 [email protected] MONGOLIA Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs 290,174.74

Procurement Plan