Regional : Advancing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in South Asia Operations

Sovereign Project | 56362-001

The regional transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide support to a series of ensuing and ongoing projects of the developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in South Asia.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Tornieri, Francesco
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name
Advancing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in South Asia Operations
Project Number
56362-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10114-REG: Advancing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in South Asia Operations
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.25 million
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.25 million
Japan Special Fund US$ 2.00 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
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

  • Education / Education sector development

  • Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

  • Finance / Finance sector development

  • Health / Health sector development and reform

  • Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender
Gender equity theme
Description
The regional transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide support to a series of ensuing and ongoing projects of the developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in South Asia.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
It aims to enhance the integration of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in the design of ensuing projects and the GESI results of ongoing projects. To strengthen the capacity of the executing and implementing agencies in mainstreaming GESI in these projects, this TA facility also includes two forms of knowledge and network development support that are not integrated in the design of the ongoing and ensuing projects: capacity and network development to mainstream GESI in the transition of the energy sector from fossil fuel to carbon-neutral economy and replicating the networking approach in urban development infrastructure sectors. The second form encompasses broader knowledge development support through training, studies, and knowledge product development.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - 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 tentatively require 149 person-months of international consultants, 374 person-months of national consultants, and 9 person-months of consulting firm. ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. To ensure smooth implementation of Outputs 1 and 2, SARD will contract the consultants engaged in the previous regional TA facility. The same teamwork arrangement, proven effective in the previous TA, will be adopted. As evidenced in other projects, proper consultant selection (individual and firm) and smooth coordination with project teams are among the keys to successful project implementation.
Procurement
Not applicable.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Tornieri, Francesco
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Operations Coordination Unit, SARD (SAOC)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
16 Jun 2023
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
16 Jun 2023

Funding

TA 10114-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,250,000.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,500,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
28 Jun 2024 765,983.26

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Title Document Type Document Date
Advancing Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in South Asia Operations: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2023

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Gender and Project Implementation Consultant (Infrastructure) Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Gender and Project Implementation Consultant (Human Development) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development Expert (We-POWER Coordinator) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Development Expert (We-POWER Coordinator) Individual - Consulting Closed
BAN- NATIONAL ECONOMIC RESEARCH ASSISTANT (GENDER IDENTITIES) Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP- NATIONAL SOGIESC ECONOMIC RESEARCH ASSISTANT Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender and Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Coordination and Logistical Support Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
BHU: NATIONAL SOGIESC ECONOMIC RESEARCH ASSISTANT Individual - Consulting Closed
Editor/Writer Individual - Consulting Closed
SOGIESC ECONOMIC RESEARCH ANALYST Individual - Consulting Closed
SOGIESC ECONOMIC INCLUSION CONSULTANT Individual - Consulting Closed
GESI LABORATORY: GENERATING CONCRETE ACTIONS TO OPERATIONALIZE ADB SARD’S GESI FRAMEWORK Firm - Consulting Closed
NEP: GESI Implementation Support and Monitoring Consultant [Infrastructure] Individual - Consulting Closed
IND: GESI (Gender and Social Inclusion) implementation and monitoring expert (for Southern, Eastern and Central States) Individual - Consulting Closed
International Training Institute (Just Energy Transition in South Asia) Firm - Consulting Closed
International Quality-At-Entry Expert for Disability Inclusion Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Capacity Development Firm - Consulting Closed
GESI Law and Policy Reform Firm - Consulting Closed
International Quality-At-Entry Expert for the Inclusion of People with Diverse SOGIESC Individual - Consulting Closed
International Quality-At-Entry Expert for Inclusion of Minority Social Identity Groups Individual - Consulting Closed
GESI National Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GESI quality-at-entry expert Individual - Consulting Closed
IND: GESI (Gender and Social Inclusion) implementation and monitoring expert (for Northern, Western and North-Eastern States) Individual - Consulting Closed
SRI: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Research and Financial Admin Analyst Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP: GESI Implementation Support and Monitoring Consultant [Infrastructure] Individual - Consulting Closed
NEP: GESI Implementation Support and Monitoring Consultant [ANR and Human Development] Individual - Consulting Closed
BHU: GESI Implementation and Monitoring Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
MLD:GESI implementation and monitoring expert Individual - Consulting Closed
BAN: GESI Implementation and Monitoring Expert (Human Development) Individual - Consulting Closed
BAN: GESI Implementation and Monitoring Expert (Infrastructure) Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Operations Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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 10114 08 Mar 2024 Ernst & Young LLP (INDIA) | 6th Floor, Wing A & B, Worldmark-1, Indira Gandhi International Airport Hospitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi 110037, India Asian Development Bank 425,395.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 10114 07 Feb 2024 Nossal Institute Limited (AUSTRALIA) in association with International Foundation for Research and Education (INDIA) | Level 2, 32 Lincoln Square North, Carlton, Victoria, Melbourne 3053, Australia Asian Development Bank 396,351.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.