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Regional: Enhancing Differentiated Approaches in Context-Sensitive Situations

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54041-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Tumiwa, Samuel Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Multisector
 
Project Name Enhancing Differentiated Approaches in Context-Sensitive Situations
Project Number 54041-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9986-REG: Enhancing Differentiated Approaches for Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations in ADB Operations
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming 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.

Impact Resilience of DMCs affected by FCAS improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Performance of DMCs integrating context-sensitive approach improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
Geographical Location Regional
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 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 Tumiwa, Samuel
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Mar 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Jun 2020

TA 9986-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 - 0.00

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