Maldives: Strengthening Gender Inclusive Initiatives Project

Sovereign Project | 54373-001

The Strengthening Gender Inclusive Initiatives Project aims to increase access to sustainable gender-responsive social services in Maldives by (i) improving gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) statistics; (ii) integrating gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) into government systems; (iii) strengthening the capacity of the social service system for aged care, early childcare, and domestic violence and gender-based violence (DV/GBV) services;_(iv) establishing partnerships to support DV/GBV prevention, access to DV/GBV services, and aged care; and (v) constructing three climate-resilient shelters for DV/GBV survivors in Addu, Hulhumale, and Raa-Ungoofaaru. The project and attached TA will benefit women DV/GBV survivors and their dependent children and reduce the unpaid care burden on women caring for older family members and young children.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Liau, Charlene
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Maldives
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Strengthening Gender Inclusive Initiatives Project
Project Number 54373-001
Country / Economy Maldives
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Strengthening Gender Inclusive Initiatives Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 7.51 million
TA: Capacity Building for the Strengthening Gender Inclusive Initiatives Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Japan Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The Strengthening Gender Inclusive Initiatives Project aims to increase access to sustainable gender-responsive social services in Maldives by (i) improving gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) statistics; (ii) integrating gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) into government systems; (iii) strengthening the capacity of the social service system for aged care, early childcare, and domestic violence and gender-based violence (DV/GBV) services;_(iv) establishing partnerships to support DV/GBV prevention, access to DV/GBV services, and aged care; and (v) constructing three climate-resilient shelters for DV/GBV survivors in Addu, Hulhumale, and Raa-Ungoofaaru. The project and attached TA will benefit women DV/GBV survivors and their dependent children and reduce the unpaid care burden on women caring for older family members and young children.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy he project is aligned with Strategy 2030 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), particularly operational priority 2 on accelerating progress of gender equality and operational priority 1 on reducing inequalities. It will support the first objective of ADB's country partnership strategy, 2020-2024 for Maldives on improving the quality and efficiency of public services by sharpening its approach to gender equality; and the crosscutting theme on gender. It supports the SDG 5 transformative gender agenda to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, particularly SDGs 5.2, 5.4, and 5.5. The project will strengthen government institutional capacity to implement its GESI policy commitments to DV/GBV survivors and to increase women and girl's economic and social participation.
Impact

Gender-based violence minimized and gender-related barriers preventing equal rights, participation, and benefits for women in social and economic spheres eliminated

Outcome

Increased access to sustainable gender-responsive social services

Outputs

Solutions for improved availability and use of quality GESI statistics established

GRB integrated into government planning and budgeting systems

Capacity of the social service system strengthened for aged care, early childcare, and DV/GBV services

Partnerships to support DV/GBV prevention, access to DV/GBV services and aged care established

Climate-resilient shelters for DV/GBV survivors established

Geographical Location Male
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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 Procurement of civil works and goods will be undertaken in conformity with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of civil works and goods will be undertaken in conformity with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Liau, Charlene
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Jan 2021
Fact Finding 29 Jun 2022 to 29 Jun 2022
MRM 10 Oct 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2022

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