Mongolia: Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children

Sovereign Project | 51217-001

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
Grant 9221-MON: Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children - Additional Financing
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 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 at the project completion by 31 Dec 2023. All three outputs are under way and will be feeding into the project outcome.
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)

Civil work progress updates: (i) Rehabilitation of shelter for Nalaikh district is fully completed. The one-year defects liability period was from 22 July 2020-22 July 2021; (ii) Rehabilitation of shelter for Uvs aimag is fully completed. The one-year defects liability period is from 18 November 2020-18 November 2021; (iii) Shelter for Songinokhairkhan district. The contract award is expected in late September 2021; (iv) Rehabilitation of shelter in Selenge aimag is complete. The one-year defects liability period was from 8 July 2020-8 July 2021; and (v) Rehabilitation of shelter in Sukhbaatar aimag is complete. However, aimag's Building State Commission has issued several recommendations for improvement on 7 July 2021. Moreover, additional tasks were given to the contractor, ESMON LLC. The contract amendment was signed on 27 August 2021. Remaining construction work is expected to be completed by Q3 2021.

30 small-scale grants for multidisciplinary teams, existing one-stop service centers and shelters nationwide: The three small grants projects are completed. The second payment installment of 6 small grants is financed on 18 August 2021. Contract extension of 10 small grants has been delayed due to series of lockdowns and it is expected in September 2021.

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

2) Songinokhairkhan district shelter is expected to be accessible for PWDs. The DAD and DED were approved by the Construction Development Center on 17 December 2020. Procurement of equipment and furniture are expected in Q2, 2021 and Q2 2022 respectively.

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: Training manuals in both Mongolian and English have been developed and endorsed by EA and IAs on 5 August 2021. Local working groups are established in all 5 target project sites. The first stage of the selection of 100 women survivors from five projects sites is started. Field work including survey from women survivors is conducted in Sukhbaatar, Selenge aimags and Songinokhairkhan, Nalaikh districts. Field work in Uvs aimag will be started from 23 September 2021.

Trainings on effective multi-disciplinary response and law enforcement procedures, cross-sectoral coordination and psychological counselling for key stakeholder: The CSC conducted evaluation on Technical proposal. The technical proposal score of first ranked firm on the shortlist was less that the minimum pass score thus RFP was issued to the second ranked firm. However, as the captioned firm did not submit the proposal on time on 26 April 2021. The TOR has been revised by the Implementing Agency (IA) for re-advertisement.

BCC activities for improved recognition of DV forms, reporting and protection of survivors and families: Consultative meeting on the public communication and training materials was held on 10 August 2021 with representatives of EAs and IAs. Revised BCC strategies, mid-term report and evaluation report of 107 helpline is under review by the EA/IAs. Discussion meeting on evaluation findings of 107 helpline is conducted on 8 September 2021 with representatives of 107 staff, Ulaanbaatar Police Department.

Recruitment of Softwar engineer. TORs have not been approved by CSC and consulting service advertised on 3 September 2021 for 14 calendar days. EOI is under evaluation.

The IA has requested to remove a Legal specialist's position given the refined need for developing the e-learning modules, and add a new consultancy position of Public Health Specialist (intermittent 6 person- months) to handle coordination with the local emergency management and health department, and ensure hygiene and safety during series of training programs in the project sites under the overall project including additional financing. TOR of Public Health Specialist in Mongolian is finalized by PIU.

Peer Educators and Support Groups Program for Persons with Disabilities: Contract Negotiation is scheduled on 23 September 21, 2021. Contract award is expected in October 2021.

Consulting services for criminology and victimology studies: TOR is under revision by IA and the consulting service is expected to be advertised in October 2021.

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 expected to be re-categorized as B for involuntary resettlement category, given the upcoming construction of a new shelter for Songinokhairkhan district.
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 stakeholder communication strategy, a detailed Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Strategy has been prepared and approved in March 2021. The BCC 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 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); and (viii) international organizations including UNFPA, Save the Children Japan and International Development Law Organization all of which are currently implementing DV projects.
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
Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs (formerly Ministry of Justice)
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 22 Sep 2021

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 13 Oct 2021 0.00 1.71 57%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 13 Oct 2021 0.00 1.12 37%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

Grant 9221-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Aug 2021 - - 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.04 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 13 Oct 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.04 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.00 13 Oct 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children - Additional Financing: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2021
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2021
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Executing Agency Progress Report Executing Agency Progress Reports Feb 2021
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 9198-MON: Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children Project Grant Agreement Dec 2018
Хүүхэд, эмэгтэйчүүдийн эсрэг гэр бүлийн хүчирхийлэлтэй тэмцэх нь : Төслийн МэдээллийнТайлан Translated PDS Oct 2018
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Grant Assistance Report Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Oct 2018
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2018
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2018
Combating Domestic Violence Against Women and Children: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2017

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Environment specialist Individual - Consulting Active 06 Oct 2021 26 Oct 2021
TRAININGS ON EFFECTIVE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESPONSE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES, CROSS-SECTORAL COORDINATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELLING FOR KEY STAKEHOLDERS Firm - Consulting Active 24 Sep 2021 23 Oct 2021
Software Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2021 16 Sep 2021
Peer Educators and support groups program for people with disabilities Firm - Consulting Closed 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
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020
Environment 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 | Address Executing Agency 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