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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
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

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

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)

The project implementation unit (PIU) was established in June 2019. All the PIU staff - Project Coordinator, Financial Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Civil Engineer, Social & Gender Specialist and Translator/Administrative Assistant were recruited in June-August 2019.

The Project Steering Committee (PSC) chaired by the Vice-Minister for Justice and Home Affairs was established by the order no. A/165 of the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs. The PSC approved the project detailed implementation plan, procurement plan and financial plan for 2019 at its first meeting convened in August 2019.

The project executing agency (EA) is preparing to procure the contractors for the rehabilitation of the shelter houses under the project. The PIU staff visited all the project sites in Selenge, Sukhbaatar and Uvs aimags, and Nalaikh and Songinokhairkhan districts of Ulaanbaatar city inspecting the proposed locations and facilities for the shelter houses and reviewing the design and drawings for the rehabilitation works.

The EA is preparing for recruitment of consulting services for behavior change and communication, and the qualitative research on domestic violence among persons with disabilities.

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 Tsolmon Begzsuren
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs (formerly Ministry of Justice)
Government Building V, Trade Street 6/A,
Chingeltei District
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 28 Sep 2019

Grant 9198-MON

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 0.06 2%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 15 Oct 2018 0.00 0.30 10%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
OUTCOME EVALUATION STUDIES FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES (Baseline and End-line studies) Firm - Consulting Active 08 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan