The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will contribute to strengthening gender mainstreaming processes and instruments and their implementation within government stakeholders in India, specifically select state departments and executing and implementing agencies of Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported projects. To achieve this, the TA will help (i) create and strengthen mechanisms that can methodically and systematically incorporate gender-responsive measures across sectors; (ii) enhance the capacity of state department officers in applying gender budgeting tools; (iii) develop customized resources on gender-responsive planning and budgeting across select sectors and thematic areas; and (iv) develop an e-governance tool that collates information on schemes and entitlements related to women, including good practices on gender mainstreaming across sectors and thematic areas.
|Project Name||Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation
Education / Education sector development
Energy / Energy utility services
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will contribute to strengthening gender mainstreaming processes and instruments and their implementation within government stakeholders in India, specifically select state departments and executing and implementing agencies of Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported projects. To achieve this, the TA will help (i) create and strengthen mechanisms that can methodically and systematically incorporate gender-responsive measures across sectors; (ii) enhance the capacity of state department officers in applying gender budgeting tools; (iii) develop customized resources on gender-responsive planning and budgeting across select sectors and thematic areas; and (iv) develop an e-governance tool that collates information on schemes and entitlements related to women, including good practices on gender mainstreaming across sectors and thematic areas.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||In India, though the Government has instituted comprehensive laws and schemes, including Gender Budgeting scheme and has established the necessary mechanisms to operationalize the same, yet the effectiveness of such measures, due to weak capacities of government staff, low budget priorities and limited inter-agency synergy and several other bottlenecks are a concern. However, given the size and diversity of India as well as the growing number of stakeholders involved in governance, entry of new staff for new projects, and transfer of trained staff to other government posts, the need for capacity development remains expansive. Moreover, with greater devolution of funds from the union government to state governments through the Fourteenth Finance Commission and the increasing share of funds for state governments to implement development program, it is imperative to invest efforts in gender budgeting capacity development at the state level. This TA supports the Three-Year Action Plan (2017-18 to 2019-20) of the Government of India. The key action agenda of the plan includes building an inclusive society with special emphasis on enhancing the welfare of vulnerable groups, including women. This TA is also in line with ADB's country partnership strategy for India, which supports gender equality and women's empowerment (GEWE) in key sectors. The TA is included in ADB's Country Operations Business Plan for India, 2019 2021.|
|Impact||Greater gender benefits through government schemes and programs.|
|Description of Outcome||Institutional capacities in gender budgeting and gender mainstreaming of state departments and executing/implementing agencies of ADB-assisted projects enhanced.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Gender budgeting mechanisms refined and strengthened
Knowledge products including customized training modules developed
Gender budgeting capacities of government stakeholders strengthened.
E-governance tool developed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Nation-wide, India|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Recruitment for an international consulting firm is ongoing using QCBS selection method. ADB will engage the firm and carry out the procument following the ADB's procument policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and it associated staff instructions.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khan, Prabhjot R.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
Room No. 305, 3rd Floor, A-Wing,
|Concept Clearance||21 Sep 2018|
|Fact Finding||31 Oct 2018 to 28 Nov 2018|
|Approval||21 May 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Feb 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 May 2019||04 Oct 2019||04 Oct 2019||31 May 2021||31 May 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||21 May 2019||14,100.00|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||May 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Social and Gender Development Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Jan 2020||12 Jan 2020|
|Project Communications and Finance Assistant||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Nov 2019||11 Dec 2019|
|Strengthening Gender Mainstreaming Strategies within Government Stakeholders||Firm - Consulting||Closed||09 Jul 2019||22 Aug 2019|
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