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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 implementation unit has been established in July 2019. The project steering committee convened three times and approved the detailed project work plans for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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)

Due to potential additional financing that will cover 107 hotline operations, this activity is on hold for 2021.Package C002: CSC convened on 5 August and 11 September respectively to evaluate both financial and technical proposals. All due no-objection letters of ADB have been issued on 22 September 2020 to organize the contract negotiation process. The contract negotiation meeting was organized on 23 October 2020. The contract was awarded on 26 October 2020 to implement the consulting service. The Inception Report and the detailed work plan until 2022 December has been reviewed and endorsed by EA, IA, and PIU on 17 December 2020.

Behavior change communication strategy along with Rapid assessment report has been reviewed and endorsed by EA, IAs, and PIU on 15 March 2021.

Package W001 lot1. Rehabilitation of shelter for Nalaikh district. Contract was awarded and contract signed on 17 June and civil works 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 the renovation work for Nalaikh shelter was accepted as completed. The _Work Acceptance Commission Act_ with reference 01/20 was issued on 22 July 2020.

Package W001 lot2. Rehabilitation of shelter for Uvs aimag. Contract was awarded and signed on 30 June and civil work started on 5 July, 2020. Site visit was held on 25-27 July, 2020. The Contract was amended on 22 October 2020. The State Commission review meeting was held on 18 November 2020 and inspected the rehabilitation work in line with the Order# A/48 issued by the Uvs aimags Head of Department of Land Affairs, Construction and Urban Development. The Work Acceptance Commission Acts with reference 62/2020 was issued on 18 November 2020.

Package W014 Shelter for Songinokhairkhan district. Preliminary design approved on 2 July, 2020 by Urban development agency. The DAD and DED were approved by the Construction Development Center on 17 December 2020. The revised budget, including demolishing work, was submitted to Construction Development Center on 23 March 2021 for approval. The bidding is expected to be advertised in April 2021.

Package W015. Rehabilitation of shelter in Selenge aimag. Contract was awarded 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. The state commission review meeting was held on 08 July 2020 and inspected the rehabilitation work. Commission members accepted the civil work with comments. The comments were reflected and small repairs were done. The Work Acceptance Commission Act with reference BU-61/2020 was issued on 08 July 2020. Defects Liability Period for one year 8 July 2020 - 8 July 2021.

Package W016. Rehabilitation of shelter in Sukhbaatar aimag. The contract was signed on 21 July 2020. Construction work started on 25 July, 2020. The Contract was amended on 23 October 2020 and on 18 February 2021. Monitoring site visits were held on August 05-07 2020 and 09-11 September 2020, and provided relevant guidance on the rehabilitation process. Due to Covid-19 pandemics lockdown measures effective from 11 November 2020 suspended the construction process. Online Technical commission meeting was held on 23 December 2020 and it was decided to suspend the construction work until 1 April 2021. As of 25 March 2021, work performance is 82%. Remaining construction work is expected to be completed by Q2 2021.

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 local Sub-Councils for Coordination of Crime Prevention have established the working groups in their respective districts and aimags to conduct the 1st stage selection by 3 April 2020. A total of 122 applications were received from 21 aimags and 8 districts. The local working groups have conducted the 1st round of reviews and selected 87 project proposals and submitted necessary documents for MOJHA's review on 8 June 2020. The selection committee at MOJHA convened two times on 25-26 June 2020 to do the 2nd round of review, and have selected 30 project proposals with the highest scores. This comprise 17 projects for multidisciplinary teams, 8 projects for one-stop service centers, and 5 projects for shelters. The small-scale grant project agreements were conducted with all 30 organizations on 9 September 2020. The first installments according to the approved contracts were transferred to all 30 project accounts on 30 November 2020. Online meeting was organized on 2nd of December 2020 and introduced the programmatic and financial reporting guidelines. All 30 local project teams were present at the meeting representing 17 aimags, 5 districts in 4 horoos, 10 soums and 4 baghs at the lowest administrative level at nationwide. Planned activities are ongoing in line with the approved workplan. Duration of the projects are up to 18 months.

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.

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. 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 March2020 for 30 calendar days. ADB issued no objection to issue RPF for shortlisted firms on 3 July 2020. The contract negotiation working group has been established on 23 October 2020. A consortium of Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and the Educated Enterprise, NGO has been selected and awarded the contract on 26 October 2020. The Inception Report and the detailed work plan until 2022 December has been reviewed and endorsed by EA, IAs, and PIU on 18 December 2020.

The draft deliverable 2 Training Manual, Procedure on Selection was submitted on 10 March 2021 and under review by EA, IAs and PIU.

Package C001. Trainings on effective multi-disciplinary response and law enforcement procedures, cross-sectoral coordination and psychological counselling for key stakeholders: CSC was established by order A/47 dated 31 October 2019 of the State Secretary, MOJHA. The implementing agencies, the SCCCP, MLSP, and AFCYD provided their comments on draft Terms of Reference, were reflected accordingly. The CSC meeting was held on 20 February 2020 and endorsed the final ToR, narrative evaluation criteria, the cost estimate. PIU submitted the request for advertisement for ADB's review and approval on 17 April 2020. Upon ADB's no-objection letter, the consulting service was advertised through local newspapers, websites of MOJHA, SCCCP, Facebook pages of SCCCP from April 27 until 26 May 2020 for 30 calendar days. Five Expression of Interest (EoI) have been received at the CMS system within the deadline. CSC convened on 9 July and evaluated the proposals and issued a shortlist. ADB issued its no-objection letter to submit the request for RFP to shortlisted firms on 11 August 2020. PIU submitted the request for RFP submission to shortlisted firms on 25 August and received the RFPs on 2 October 2020. The CSC was re-structured by the the State Secretary's Order #A/53 dated 30 October 2020. The The CSC meeting was held on 11 March 2021. Technical proposal of the first ranked firm was not qualified. ADB's no objection was received on 22 March 2021 and RFP was sent to the second ranked firm on the same day. Deadline for submission of technical and financial proposal is 26 April 2021.

Package C005, C006. The consulting services (Software Engineer, and Legal Specialist) will be advertised in Q2 2021.TORs for 2 consulting services of software engineer and legal specialist is developed, reviewed by implementing agency and finalized. The Terms of Reference shall be endorsed and advertised upon ADB's permission and expected to advertise in Q2 2021.

Package C010: Peer Educators and Support Groups Program for Persons with Disabilities: CSC was established by order A/51 dated 30 October 2020 of the State Secretary, MOJHA. The implementing agencies, the SCCCP, MLSP, and AFCYD provided their comments on draft Terms of Reference, were reflected accordingly in April 2020. The Terms of Reference, Narrative Evaluation Criteria, Newspaper advertisement, and Cost estimates are developed for discussion and approval at the CSC meeting. The first CSC meeting, scheduled on 20 November and in December 2020 have been postponed twice due to Covid-19 pandemics lockdown measures. The first CSC meeting was held in January, 2021 and consultancy was advertised on 21 January 2021 for 30 days. Deadline for expression of interest was 19 February 2021. State Secretary's order on re-structuring CSC was drafted and submitted on 22 March 2021. Shortlisting is expected in April 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 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 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 26 Mar 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 15 Oct 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 15 Oct 2018 0.00 0.92 31%
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 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 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