Nepal : Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project

Sovereign Project | 55092-001

The project will help strengthen the government's response to gender-based violence (GBV) in Nepal. The project will (i) provide long-term rehabilitation for GBV survivors; (ii) fill gaps in availability of survivor-centric and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)-sensitive infrastructure within the Nepal Police to ensure safe, confidential, and respectful environments for reporting cases; (iii) build service providers' capacity; and (iv) increase awareness on GBV prevention and available services. The project is aligned with the governments vision of a Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali, which envisions a society without discrimination, violence, or crime.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Van Dael, Rudi Louis Hendrikus
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nepal
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project
Project Number
55092-001
Country / Economy
  • Nepal
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0864-NEP: Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 12.00 million
TA 6998-NEP: Support for Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender
Gender equity theme
Description
The project will help strengthen the government's response to gender-based violence (GBV) in Nepal. The project will (i) provide long-term rehabilitation for GBV survivors; (ii) fill gaps in availability of survivor-centric and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)-sensitive infrastructure within the Nepal Police to ensure safe, confidential, and respectful environments for reporting cases; (iii) build service providers' capacity; and (iv) increase awareness on GBV prevention and available services. The project is aligned with the governments vision of a Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali, which envisions a society without discrimination, violence, or crime.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Women and girls in Nepal have made significant strides in human development since 2000; however, gender disparities and GBV persist. Nepals gender development index improved from 0.80 in 2000 to 0.94 in 2021. Yet, women and girls continue to face discrimination that manifests in poor social and economic outcomes. The labor force participation rate among adult women (26.3%) is significantly lower than that among men (53.8%). Although women comprise 33.5% of parliament, this has not translated to transformative changes. Moreover, women continue to face violence in various forms which not only violates their fundamental human rights but undermines their physical and mental health and hinders progress toward gender equality.

GBV remains a persistent problem in Nepal. In 2016, 22.0% of women aged 15-49 years had experienced physical violence since age 15-a rate that has remained unchanged since 2011. Moreover, GBV disproportionately affects those who face intersecting and multiple forms of discrimination based on disability, social group, sexual orientation, and gender identity. GBV prevalence also varies by province with the highest rate in Madhesh Province (34.2%) and the lowest in Gandaki Province (12.0%). Shocks such as disaster and climate related events and the coronavirus disease pandemic can exacerbate the incidence of GBV.

Impact

GBV incidence reduced and GBV survivors reintegrated into society.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Access to and quality of GBV services in project areas improved.

Progress Toward Outcome
Not applicable

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Women, children, and senior citizen service center services strengthened

Rehabilitation services for gender-based violence survivors strengthened

Community awareness of gender-based violence prevention and services increased

Institutional capacity for providing effective gender-based violence services developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Contracting of construction of new service centers started.

Bidding documents for construction and or upgrading of rehabilitation centers are being finalized

Preparation of awareness activities and capacity development activities started

Geographical Location
Lumbini Province, Province 2, Sudurpashchim Pradesh

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
All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Procurement Policy 2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). The terms of reference for all consulting services are detailed in Section D and Appendix 3.
Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017 as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).

Open Competitive Bidding method with national advertisement will be used for civil works contracts estimated to $5 million or below, and goods contract. RFQ will be used for any civil works or goods contract estimated to cost estimate around/below $100,000.

Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government may review the public procurement laws of the central and provincial governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Van Dael, Rudi Louis Hendrikus
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens

Timetable

Concept Clearance
12 Nov 2021
Fact Finding
06 May 2022 to 03 Jun 2022
MRM
19 Aug 2022
Approval
24 Nov 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
23 Oct 2023

Funding

Grant 0864-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2022 27 Dec 2022 08 Feb 2023 30 Jun 2027 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 18.00
ADB 12.00
Counterpart 6.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 23 Jul 2024 2.11 0.00 18%
Cumulative Disbursements 23 Jul 2024 0.32 0.00 3%

TA 6998-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2022 31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2026 30 Jun 2027 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
23 Jul 2024 60,147.04

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
GBV Response Specialist-1 Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement and Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GESI Training Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial and Administration Officer-3 Individual - Consulting Closed
GBV Awareness Field Coordinator-1 Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial and Administration Officer-1 Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial and Administration Officer-2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement and Contract Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender-based Violence Response Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GBV Response Specialist-2 Individual - Consulting Closed
GBV Response Specialist-1 Individual - Consulting Closed
GBV Response Specialist-3 Individual - Consulting Closed
GBV Awareness Field Coordinator-2 Individual - Consulting Closed
GBV Awareness Field Coordinator-3 Individual - Consulting Closed
Geo-Technical Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Electrical Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Structural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Sanitary Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Architect Individual - Consulting Closed
Cost/Quantity Surveyor/Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist-3 Individual - Consulting Closed
GESI Training Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist-1 Individual - Consulting Closed
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist-2 Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Systems to Protect and Uplift Women Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2022