Gender inequality is a significant constraint to economic growth and poverty reduction. Realizing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposed knowledge and support TA will help Mongolia realize its commitments made under SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls). The proposed TA will build on previous ADB and the Government of Japan's support to ensure practical application of the policy documents on gender equality at national, sector and local levels, while further fostering sustainability.
|Project Name||Moving Gender Equality Forward through Civil Society Engagement|
|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||
Public sector management / Law and judiciary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||Gender inequality is a significant constraint to economic growth and poverty reduction. Realizing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposed knowledge and support TA will help Mongolia realize its commitments made under SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls). The proposed TA will build on previous ADB and the Government of Japan's support to ensure practical application of the policy documents on gender equality at national, sector and local levels, while further fostering sustainability.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||In line with ADB's Strategy 2030, ADB will (i) reinforce Mongolia's efforts to achieve gender equality through its support to enforce the gender equality legislation; and (ii) strengthen collaboration with civil society organizations throughout project implementation. The proposed TA will contribute towards one of the sustainable social development objectives set forth in Mongolia's Sustainable Development Vision 2030 to ensure gender equality. The project is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy, 2017 2020 for Mongolia and is included in the country operations business plan 2019-2021.|
Gender equality in political, legal, economic, social, cultural and family relations substantially promoted (National Program on Gender Equality 2017-2021).
Sustainable social development objectives ensuring gender equality substantially achieved.
|Description of Outcome||CSOs' engagement in implementation of gender equality programs at national, sector, and local level strengthened|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The outcome will be assessed toward the end of the project.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Knowledge and understanding of government staff, NGOs, and private sector to operationalize gender agenda improved.
Implementation of subnational gender equality programs monitored and evaluated by local NGOs.
Gender-related knowledge products disseminated and public awareness raised.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The project has become effective on 19 July 2019. The selections of a national consulting firm on gender, and monitoring & evaluation; and a consulting firm on public communications have been advertised in September 2019. The consultants are expected to be mobilized in November 2019.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The stakeholders have extensively been consulted during the project design and processing. Specifically, extensive consultations have been done with the NGO/CSOs.|
|During Project Implementation||The Output 2: Implementation of subnational gender equality programs monitored and evaluated by local nongovernment organizations, has specific activities for engagement of NGO/CSOs. Building on training provided under output 1 and to increase the engagement of CSOs in the implementation of subnational gender programs, the project will train about 100 selected local NGOs of 21 aimags (4 5 NGOs per aimag) on: (i) participatory M&E of local gender equality subprogram implementation, and (ii) public communication skills to facilitate community sensitization on gender equality through regional training. A toolkit for participatory M&E of local gender subprogram implementation will be developed for NGOs. The training programs on public communication skills will build on insights and knowledge products from the 2016 JFPR TA (footnote 2) tailored to specific community stakeholders. The project will select 15 local gender and/or women's NGOs from five aimags to pilot participatory M&E on local gender equality subprogram implementation; the M&E results will inform the NGOs' recommendations to local governments. Women will be the predominant TA beneficiaries, as Mongolian NGOs typically comprise a much higher percentage of women than men.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Begzsuren, Tsolmon|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Mongolia Resident Mission|
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
United Nations Street-5
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Secretariat of National Committee on Gender Equality
15160 United Nations Street,
|Concept Clearance||27 Dec 2018|
|Fact Finding||28 Jan 2019 to 31 Jan 2019|
|Approval||28 Jun 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||24 Sep 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Jun 2019||19 Jul 2019||19 Jul 2019||01 Aug 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||28 Jun 2019||132,016.81|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Moving Gender Equality Forward through Civil Society Engagement: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2019|
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ADB to Support the Enforcement of Mongolia's Gender Equality Law Through Engagement with CSOsADB and the Government of Mongolia today signed a $500,000 technical assistance program to help civil society organizations implement gender equality programs at national, sector, and local levels in Mongolia.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Consultant_Finance and Administrative Assistant (Intermittent)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||24 Jan 2020||06 Feb 2020|
|TA Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Nov 2019||13 Dec 2019|
|Public Communications Consulting Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Sep 2019||06 Oct 2019|
|Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed||08 Aug 2019||21 Aug 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9750||15 Jan 2020||East Maven(MONGOLIA)||Diplomat Center 501, UNESCO Street, Sukh District 1, Ulaanbaatar Tuv 14220 Mongol||Secretariat of Nat'l Committee on Gender Equality||151,000.00||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9750||10 Dec 2019||The Research Institute for Social Policy & Devt.(MONGOLIA)||Ulaanbaatar 31, Mongolian University Bui Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia||Secretariat of Nat'l Committee on Gender Equality||114,900.00||—|
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