Regional: Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 through Community-Led Interventions
This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the implementation of measures to prepare for and respond to needs arising from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by civil society organizations (CSOs), including community-based organizations and nongovernment organizations (NGOs). The TA will support CSOs to provide services in three areas: (i) community-based mitigation and prevention activities; (ii) social protection for vulnerable communities, including elderly care; and (iii) economic support for those with livelihoods affected by COVID-19. The TA will focus on opportunities for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to create new partnerships with CSOs in several countries where civil society activity in the COVID-19 response complements the ADB portfolio.
Thomas, Elaine C.
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 through Community-Led Interventions|
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Health / Disease control of communicable disease
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||This knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support the implementation of measures to prepare for and respond to needs arising from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by civil society organizations (CSOs), including community-based organizations and nongovernment organizations (NGOs). The TA will support CSOs to provide services in three areas: (i) community-based mitigation and prevention activities; (ii) social protection for vulnerable communities, including elderly care; and (iii) economic support for those with livelihoods affected by COVID-19. The TA will focus on opportunities for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to create new partnerships with CSOs in several countries where civil society activity in the COVID-19 response complements the ADB portfolio.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is aligned with ADB's Comprehensive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and supports Strategy 2030's aims of engaging with CSOs in the delivery of development assistance.|
|Impact||Adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reduced in selected communities Asia and the Pacific|
|Description of Outcome||Collaboration with CSOs and community-based organizations in supporting COVID-19 affected communities increased|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Community-based crisis prevention, mitigation, and adaptation capacity increased
Informal social protection programs stressed by COVID-19 impacts supported
Economic support provided for people with livelihoods affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Armenia - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The project design responds to the large amount of CSO input ADB has received, where CSOs have shared what work they have been doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the most urgent needs they report on the ground. As such, the project builds upon a wide range of CSO inputs and mirrors the priorities CSOs are sharing with ADB. The project design incorporates CSO inputs into the approaches for responding to COVID-19.|
|During Project Implementation||The project will be delivered by CSOs, and as such, will incorporate very high levels of stakeholder consultation, participation and communication.|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions and Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department memo on COVID-19. ADB will use output-based terms of reference to recruit CSOs meeting the requirements of the terms of reference. ADB will also recruit three individuals to administer the project, one through consulting services and two through non-consulting services.|
|Procurement||The selected CSOs may procure goods and associated services as needed to deliver services to the target beneficiaries.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Thomas, Elaine C.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||NGO and Civil Society Center|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Fact Finding||07 Aug 2020 to 07 Aug 2020|
|Approval||16 Nov 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||16 Nov 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Nov 2020||-||16 Nov 2020||30 Nov 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|730,000.00||3,750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||4,480,000.00||16 Nov 2020||126,220.55|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 through Community-Led Interventions: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2020|
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|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 6594||22 Jun 2021||Mongolian Remote Sensing Society in association with Right Sustainable Development NGO||#249/10, 11th khoroolol, 7th khoroo, Sukhbaatar district Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia 14192||Asian Development Bank||440000|
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