Regional : Accelerating Gender Equality in East Asia for an Inclusive and Green Recovery
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia develop options for promoting a gender inclusive green recovery following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This means a recovery focused on transitioning toward a climate-resilient and nature-driven future that emphasizes gender inclusion to maximize outcomes for both women and the environment. The TA will build capacity through demonstration, case studies, knowledge products, policy dialogue, and strengthening coordination and knowledge sharing with other developing member countries.
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|Project Name||Accelerating Gender Equality in East Asia for an Inclusive and Green Recovery|
|Country / Economy||Regional
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development
Finance / Small and medium enterprise finance and leasing
Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia develop options for promoting a gender inclusive green recovery following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This means a recovery focused on transitioning toward a climate-resilient and nature-driven future that emphasizes gender inclusion to maximize outcomes for both women and the environment. The TA will build capacity through demonstration, case studies, knowledge products, policy dialogue, and strengthening coordination and knowledge sharing with other developing member countries.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is aligned with strategic priorities in the country partnership strategy of both countries, particularly efforts to achieve inclusive and environmentally sustainable development, and with national strategies including the Yellow River Basin Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development Initiative in the PRC, and Mongolia's Vision 2050.|
Gender equality for an inclusive and green recovery in East Asia accelerated.
|Description of Outcome||
Knowledge of and capacity on gender-inclusive and green recovery applied
|Progress Toward Outcome||Too early to report progress towards the TA outcome, as the consultants for all output components are in the process of recruitment except one consultant for MON-subcomponent.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Knowledge solutions to promote a gender-inclusive green transformation increased
Inclusive green recovery options for MSMEs demonstrated
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Detailed TORs and cost estimates of all consultants under the two components have been finalized in consultation with three Implementing Agencies of two target DMCs.
Consultants for the TA components are still in the process of recruitment: Output 1 - National consulting firm to develop capacities in the Yellow River Basin on gender equality and water resource management. Firms who sent out their EOIs are for review and shortlisting. Output 2: (a) National Consulting Firm for MON Circular Economy. The selected firm is under contract negotiation; (b) Green Finance Specialist (International Consultant). An expert has been selected and approval/endorsement of EARD management is being sought before contract negotiation; (c) Inclusive Finance Specialist (national consultant). Expert has been engaged and is on board; (d) TA Coordinator (national). Experts' applications are under review for shortlisting.
|Geographical Location||China - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||In consultation with the Yellow River Conservancy Commission, the Green Development Policy and Planning Department (GDPD) of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) of Mongolia, and the Financial Regulatory Commission (FRC) of Mongolia, EARD worked with other ADB departments to finalize activities under the TA.|
|During Project Implementation||To finalize detailed TORs of consultants and cost estimates, the project team discussed the expected outputs, activities and monitoring arrangements with the Yellow River Conservancy Commission of the PRC (for Ouput 1); the Green Development Policy and Planning Department (GDPD) of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) of Mongolia and the Financial Regulatory Commission (FRC) of Mongolia (for Ouput 2).|
1. Capacity Development for Gender Assessment in the Yellow River Basin (QBS)
2. Circular economy capacity development for MSMEs (QBS)
3. Individual consultants - Green Finance Specialist, Inclusive Finance Specialist, Coordination and Monitoring and Evaluation
|Procurement||Request for Quotation contract to be procured by consultants|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Begzsuren, Tsolmon|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Director General, EARD|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||17 Sep 2021|
|Fact Finding||09 Nov 2021 to 11 Nov 2021|
|Approval||16 Dec 2021|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Dec 2021||-||16 Dec 2021||30 Jun 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|920,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||920,000.00||13 Jan 2023||67,528.36|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Accelerating Gender Equality in East Asia for an Inclusive and Green Recovery: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2021|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Green Finance Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Coordinator and M&E Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|National Consulting Firm for Yellow River Basin Component||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|Inclusive Finance Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|National Consulting Firm for MON Circular Economy||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6883||04 Nov 2022||Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (MONGOLIA) in association with Mongolian Sustainable Finance Association (MONGOLIA) | #1503, Pro One Building, Khoroo-11, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 14182||Asian Development Bank||535,782.00||—|
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