Bhutan : Piloting Inclusive Services for Disadvantaged Groups Project

Sovereign Project | 57014-001

The grant will be aligned with the following impact: equitable access to social services and employment improved (footnote 13). The envisaged outcome is access to quality health services and economic opportunities for people with disabilities, older people, and people with diverse SOGIESC improved. This aim will be pursued through three outputs.

Output 1. Enabling environment for availing equitable access to employment opportunities and health services by project beneficiaries established.

Output 2. CSO capacity in policy dialogue, advocacy, public financial management, program development and monitoring, and resource mobilization strengthened.

Output 3. Multi-stakeholder support for the inclusion of people with disabilities, sexual and gender-diverse communities, and older persons increased.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Tornieri, Francesco
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bhutan
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name
Piloting Inclusive Services for Disadvantaged Groups Project
Project Number
57014-001
Country / Economy
  • Bhutan
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
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
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Education / Education sector development - social protection initiatives - Non-formal education - social protection initiatives

  • Health / Health sector development and reform - Mother and child health care

  • Public sector management / Law and judiciary - Social protection initiatives

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The grant will be aligned with the following impact: equitable access to social services and employment improved (footnote 13). The envisaged outcome is access to quality health services and economic opportunities for people with disabilities, older people, and people with diverse SOGIESC improved. This aim will be pursued through three outputs.

Output 1. Enabling environment for availing equitable access to employment opportunities and health services by project beneficiaries established.

Output 2. CSO capacity in policy dialogue, advocacy, public financial management, program development and monitoring, and resource mobilization strengthened.

Output 3. Multi-stakeholder support for the inclusion of people with disabilities, sexual and gender-diverse communities, and older persons increased.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently assessed the gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) situational context in South Asia and found that some groups are disadvantaged due to their social identities. They struggle to access opportunities and resources and are less likely to benefit from development investments. In response to this assessment and in line with ADB Strategy 2030, the South Asia Department developed a GESI Framework that focuses on women, older people, people with disabilities, disadvantaged ethnic groups and castes, people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC), income poor, and people in difficult geographic locations like remote rural, slum, and transient populations. Addressing gender inequality and social exclusion experienced by these disadvantaged groups requires boosting their contribution and visibility in business supply chains by developing their capabilities (individual and organizational), improving their access to basic public services (education, health, and skills training), and providing inclusive infrastructure and technologies, among others.
Impact

Equitable access to social services and employment improved

Outcome

Access to quality health services and economic opportunities disabilities, older people, and people with diverse SOGIESC improved.

Outputs

Enabling environment for availing equitable access to employment opportunities and health services by project beneficiaries established.

Geographical Location
Nation-wide

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

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Tornieri, Francesco
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Skills Development

Timetable

Concept Clearance
06 Jul 2023
Fact Finding
31 Jul 2023 to 31 Jul 2023
MRM
-
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
06 Jul 2023

Funding

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