India : Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States

Sovereign Project | 52132-001

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 Details

Project Name Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States
Project Number 52132-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9735-IND: Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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 Gender equity theme
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.

Project Outcome
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 Project activities are in progress to achieve the intended outcome.
Implementation Progress
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)

- State scoping studies prepared for 4 TA States i.e., Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Manipur, containing recommendations to strengthen gender budget mechanisms.

- Format and methodology of gender budget statement prepared and finalized for the 4 TA States.

- Training modules prepared.

- Knowledge products developed

- Training need assessment conducted to identify the needs in gender budgeting.

- Capacity Development Strategy prepared.

- Eight training programs on gender budgeting conducted.

- E-Governance tool has been prepared and approved.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, India
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Two consulting firms engaged following the ADB's procurement policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and it associated staff instructions.
Procurement Not required
Responsible ADB Officer Ahluwalia, Deepa
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission (INRM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Sep 2018
Fact Finding 31 Oct 2018 to 28 Nov 2018
MRM -
Approval 21 May 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Dec 2023

TA 9735-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 May 2019 04 Oct 2019 04 Oct 2019 31 May 2021 30 Apr 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 14 Feb 2024 1,747,011.73

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Title Document Type Document Date
Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports May 2019

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Social and Gender Development (Gender Responsive Budgeting) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Advancing Gender Budgeting in Select States - Social Development and Gender Budgeting Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Mapping of Gender Indicators Across Sectors Firm - Consulting Closed
Social and Gender Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Communications and Finance Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Gender Mainstreaming Strategies within Government Stakeholders Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9735 03 Aug 2020 United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the(INDIA) | UN Women; CMS# 014315 C-83 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024 India Ministry of Women and Child Development 1,534,400.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.