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Regional: Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54111-001 Status: Active

The transaction TA cluster will provide gender capacity building support and policy advice, as well as implement a gender component in each of the following ensuing projects,: (i) GEO Batumi-Sarpi Bypass Road Project, (ii) KAZ Kyzylorda-Zhezkazgan Road Project, (iii) TAJ Power Sector Development Program, (iv) AZE Improving Governance and Public Sector Efficiency Program Subprogram 2, (v) UZB Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva Railway Electrification Project, (vi) KGZ: Mortgage Market Development Project, (vii) TKM: SME Finance Project (Phase 1), and (viii) UZB: Regional Energy Transmission and Dispatch Enhancement Project. These sectors transport, energy, and public sector management are the most challenging for gender mainstreaming, as there is little community interface and project interventions could not demonstrate direct benefits to women. The TRTA cluster will address these gender mainstreaming challenges, by supporting gender components of ensuing projects.

Project Details

Project Officer
Rosero, Mary Alice Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Sector
  • Multisector
 
Project Name Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia
Project Number 54111-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0046-REG: Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The transaction TA cluster will provide gender capacity building support and policy advice, as well as implement a gender component in each of the following ensuing projects,: (i) GEO Batumi-Sarpi Bypass Road Project, (ii) KAZ Kyzylorda-Zhezkazgan Road Project, (iii) TAJ Power Sector Development Program, (iv) AZE Improving Governance and Public Sector Efficiency Program Subprogram 2, (v) UZB Bukhara-Miskin-Urgench-Khiva Railway Electrification Project, (vi) KGZ: Mortgage Market Development Project, (vii) TKM: SME Finance Project (Phase 1), and (viii) UZB: Regional Energy Transmission and Dispatch Enhancement Project. These sectors transport, energy, and public sector management are the most challenging for gender mainstreaming, as there is little community interface and project interventions could not demonstrate direct benefits to women. The TRTA cluster will address these gender mainstreaming challenges, by supporting gender components of ensuing projects. These gender components are aligned with the gender focus areas under Strategy 2030, Operational Priority 2 Gender Mainstreaming Approaches, and Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Transformative Gender Agenda. Details of ensuing projects are in Appendix 1. Support from the TRTA cluster is envisaged to improve CWRD's gender mainstreaming performance at-entry and at-exit, and help the Department meet its gender targets.

The TRTA cluster will also provide capacity building support to executing and implementing agencies (EAs/IAs) of ongoing projects with gender mainstreaming. Most ongoing GEN/EGM projects have difficulties implementing their gender action plans due to the weak gender capacities of implementing agencies. The TRTA cluster will strengthen their gender capacities and improve the implementation and monitoring of the project gender action plans (GAPs). The ADB's Corporate Results Framework 2019-2024 includes enhanced gender targets and indicators that need to be monitored and reported on. There are 107 ongoing projects with gender targets and indicators that need to be monitored. The TRTA cluster will support the tracking of gender indicators and targets of ongoing projects. Due to its regional nature, the proposed transaction TRTA cluster is not included in the COBP.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The advantage of a regional cluster TRTA over the previous regional capacity development TA is the ability of the cluster TRTA to support the integration of gender components into projects and programs that are difficult to engender, such as in energy, transport, and finance and public sector management. At the same time, the cluster TRTA allows for the continuing gender capacity building and policy development of sector ministries, and is therefore a more effective modality than a knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA).
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Armenia - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Turkmenistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Rosero, Mary Alice
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWOD-PSG
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 Apr 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Apr 2020

TA 0046-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
6,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,000,000.00 - 0.00

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