Regional: Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development Results

Sovereign Project | 55266-001

The Technical Assistance (TA), Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Development Results, will support the_delivery of Strategy 2030 Operational Priorities 1, 2, 6, and 7 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)_by engaging with citizens and civil society organizations (CSOs), with a particular focus on reaching women, youth, the poor, vulnerable,_marginalized, and excluded._The TA will support developing member countries (DMCs) to achieve stronger, more effective, and more sustainable development outcomes by providing the knowledge, forums, and tools to directly engage with citizens._It will provide operational support in five DMCs across Asia and the Pacific, working closely to integrate citizen engagement mechanisms into ADB-financed projects.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Best, Marina Rose
    Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Multisector
Project Name Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development Results
Project Number 55266-001
Country / Economy Regional
Fiji
Mongolia
Nepal
Philippines
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6951-REG: Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Development Results
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Multisector / ADB's corporate management, policy and strategy development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Technical Assistance (TA), Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Development Results, will support the_delivery of Strategy 2030 Operational Priorities 1, 2, 6, and 7 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)_by engaging with citizens and civil society organizations (CSOs), with a particular focus on reaching women, youth, the poor, vulnerable,_marginalized, and excluded._The TA will support developing member countries (DMCs) to achieve stronger, more effective, and more sustainable development outcomes by providing the knowledge, forums, and tools to directly engage with citizens._It will provide operational support in five DMCs across Asia and the Pacific, working closely to integrate citizen engagement mechanisms into ADB-financed projects. In addition to building knowledge and capacity on citizen engagement, the TA will enhance engagement with CSOs across the region, building upon the recent work of NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) in updating the Operations Manual (OM) E4 and CSO Sourcebook.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Dialogue between citizens and governments is a critical aspect of transparency, good public decision-making, and strong governance._Citizen engagement is also key to achieving strong development effectiveness in ADB operations._Citizen engagement is generally understood as two-way interactions between citizens - both as individuals and organized into civil society organizations - and governments, the private sector, or regional organizations and initiatives. Citizen engagement thus includes working with ADBs DMCs to include citizens participation throughout the project cycle to assess priorities for interventions, improve design and implementation, contribute to monitoring and evaluation, and identify early stage concerns._By actively engaging individuals and working with communities, ADB can make projects and programs more relevant, enhance overall effectiveness, generate cost efficiencies, and increases project sustainability.
Impact

Citizen engagement and collaboration with developing member countries with a particular focus on women, youth, the poor, vulnerable, marginalized, and excluded groups across Asia and the Pacific enhanced

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Citizen-led mechanisms in ADB operations promoted

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy and governance level interventions conducted

Citizen engagement mechanisms integrated into operations

Citizen engagement through civil society organizations increased

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Fiji - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Philippines - 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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require primarily individual's international and national consulting services in various fields related to engaging citizens and CSOs. The TA will finance events, consulting services, report preparation, communications, workshops, and funding of new tools. Resource persons will be required to provide qualitative and quantitative inputs supporting and supplementing the work TA and the results presented during the workshops and meetings with stakeholders. Output-based or lumpsum contracts will be considered as applicable. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement ADB will procure IT-related equipment, devices, and software licenses. Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Best, Marina Rose
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division NGO and Civil Society Center
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 May 2022
Fact Finding 29 Apr 2022 to 29 Apr 2022
MRM -
Approval 08 Sep 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Sep 2022

TA 6951-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Sep 2022 - 08 Sep 2022 28 Feb 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 20 Sep 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Civil Society Brief Writer - Bhutan Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Oct 2022 08 Nov 2022
Civil Society Advisory Council Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Oct 2022 06 Nov 2022
Civil Society Day Events Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Oct 2022 06 Nov 2022
Civil Society Organization (CSO) Capacity Building Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Oct 2022 04 Nov 2022
Civil Society Brief Writer - Philippines Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Oct 2022 20 Oct 2022
Citizen Engagement Framework Writer Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2022 01 Nov 2022

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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