Regional : Enhancing Differentiated Approaches in Context-Sensitive Situations
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Asian Development Bank (ADB) implement Strategy 2030 (S2030) by institutionalizing differentiated approaches in context-sensitive situations. Context-sensitive situations is a broader definition of the fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) framework adopted by ADB in 2010. Context-sensitive situations are intended to go beyond the existing FCAS classification (i) to consider the distinct challenges that a developing member countries (DMCs) may face in achieving development objectives in limited geographical areas, and (ii) to improve the effectiveness of ADB assistance in those areas. In developing differentiated approaches for FCAS, activities undertaken by the TA will seek to specifically identify ways to better engage women in development decision making and implementation, and also seek to find ways to address violence against women.
Herradura, Jerome V.
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
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|Project Name||Enhancing Differentiated Approaches in Context-Sensitive Situations|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|Sector / Subsector||
Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development
|Gender||Some gender elements|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the Asian Development Bank (ADB) implement Strategy 2030 (S2030) by institutionalizing differentiated approaches in context-sensitive situations. Context-sensitive situations is a broader definition of the fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS) framework adopted by ADB in 2010. Context-sensitive situations are intended to go beyond the existing FCAS classification (i) to consider the distinct challenges that a developing member countries (DMCs) may face in achieving development objectives in limited geographical areas, and (ii) to improve the effectiveness of ADB assistance in those areas. In developing differentiated approaches for FCAS, activities undertaken by the TA will seek to specifically identify ways to better engage women in development decision making and implementation, and also seek to find ways to address violence against women.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
S2030 recognizes that fragile and conflict-affected countries 'face a high degree of fragility and a considerable need for institutional strengthening and advocates for a differentiated approach. The broader context-sensitive approach will allow ADB to address the specificities and underlying causes of vulnerabilities of DMCs beyond the FCAS harmonized list.
ADB first articulated a differentiated approach for FCAS in 2004, and considerable work has since been undertaken, in particular by the Pacific Regional Department as Pacific small island development states (SIDS) and FCAS face similar daunting obstacles to development. In 2013, the Operational Plan for ADB's Effectiveness in FCAS (footnote 4) was approved, and currently guides ADB operations in fragile and conflict-affected situations. ADB's differentiated approach for FCAS recognizes that fragility and conflict are complex and multifaceted. To successfully operate in these situations, ADB's approach follows international best practices and is based on (i) ensuring context sensitivity, (ii) do no harm, (iii) increasing capacity assistance and development, (iv) enhancing monitoring for continuous improvement, and (v) seeking progress on the fragility-to-stability continuum. ADB's operations departments, including private sector operations and resident missions are charged with the implementation of the differentiated approaches.
Resilience of DMCs affected by FCAS improved
|Description of Outcome||
Performance of DMCs integrating context-sensitive approach improved
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Strategic approach to context-sensitive situations developed
Context-sensitive differentiated approaches incorporated in programs and projects
Context-sensitive innovative knowledge-based products and services created and disseminated
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. The TA will require about of 169 person-months of individual consultant services. About 68 person-months of international and 101 person-months of national consultant services. In addition, various FCAS specialists will be engaged under resource person contracts (total 42 person-months) to provide short-term technical inputs. The consultants will consist of context-sensitive/FCAS specialists as primary experts, including economic, financial, risk and fragility assessments, social, gender expertise, communications and other experts as required. The experts will have experience in their respective fields and demonstrate sound technical knowledge of the Asia and Pacific region. ADB will consider lump-sum payments and output-based contracts for consulting services, where appropriate. Consulting firm(s) will be engaged following the consultants' qualification selection based on specific country-needs and on geographic/regional knowledge.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Herradura, Jerome V.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Fragility and Engagement Division (CCFE)|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||04 Mar 2020|
|Approval||01 Jun 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||02 Jun 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|01 Jun 2020||-||01 Jun 2020||31 May 2023||31 May 2024||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,000,000.00||09 Oct 2023||2,324,843.32|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Enhancing Differentiated Approaches in Context-Sensitive Situations: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2020|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Laying the Foundations for Greater Resilience in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations: FCAS 2021 Annual Report||Statutory Reports and Official Records||Jul 2022|
|Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach: A Summary (Lao Translation)||Brochures and Flyers||Nov 2021|
|Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States Approach: A Summary||Brochures and Flyers||Nov 2021|
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