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

Sovereign Project | 54111-001

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
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name
Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia
Project Number
54111-001
Country / Economy
  • 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
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
TA 0046-REG: Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.35 million
TA 0046-REG: Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 655,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender
Gender equity theme
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

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Rosero, Mary Alice
Responsible ADB Department
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division
Gender Equality Division (CCGE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
08 Apr 2020
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
13 Apr 2020

Funding

TA 0046-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
- 0.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing and Implementing Gender-Inclusive Projects in Central and West Asia: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2020

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