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Mongolia: Moving Gender Equality Forward through Civil Society Engagement

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52314-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Begzsuren, Tsolmon East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Moving Gender Equality Forward through Civil Society Engagement
Project Number 52314-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9750-MON: Moving Gender Equality Forward through Civil Society Engagement
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
Impact

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.

Project Outcome
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.
Implementation Progress
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.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labor and Social Protection
Government Building-2
United Nations Street-5
Ulaanbaatar-15160,
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Secretariat of National Committee on Gender Equality
15160 United Nations Street,
Chingeltei District
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Dec 2018
Fact Finding 28 Jan 2019 to 31 Jan 2019
MRM -
Approval 28 Jun 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2019

TA 9750-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2019 19 Jul 2019 19 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
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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Tenders

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

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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

Procurement Plan

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