Regional: Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development Results
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.
Best, Marina Rose
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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|Project Name||Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development Results|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|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||
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.|
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
|Description of Outcome||
Citizen-led mechanisms in ADB operations promoted
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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|
Asian Development Bank
|Concept Clearance||04 May 2022|
|Fact Finding||29 Apr 2022 to 29 Apr 2022|
|Approval||08 Sep 2022|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Sep 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Sep 2022||-||08 Sep 2022||28 Feb 2025||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Mainstreaming Citizen-Led Mechanisms for Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Development Results: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2022|
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|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|
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