Dialogue with South Asia Region Department (SARD) Francesco A.

TORNIERI Senior Social Development (Gender) Specialist South Asia Department
The views expressed in this paper are the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), or its Board of Governors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper 1 and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. The countries listed in this paper do not imply any view on ADB's part as to sovereignty or independent status or necessarily conform to ADB's terminology.

A. Operational Effectiveness
1. Accomplishment in CPS
Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) Gender-related Knowledge Products Bangladesh (2011)  GEN incorporated in all sector roadmaps and  CPS 2011 draft is circulated for comments Results Framework  Country Gender Assessment (CGA) 2010  CPS Gender Thematic Roadmap developed

Bhutan (2005)  Unpublished CGA India (2009)  Upcoming India Gender Equality Diagnostics of Selected  Gender incorporated in all sector roadmaps Sectors (IGEDSS) focuses on five priority sectors: (1) (agriculture and natural resources management; Urban infrastructure and services, (2) energy, (3) transport, energy; finance; transport and communications; (4) rural infrastructure, (5) M/SME; and (6) Public sector water supply and sanitation) with a focus on the management and use of policy levers in program loans and poorer states) financing mechanisms Maldives (2007)  Draft CGA to be published (2011)  Upcoming interim CPS will be done in 2011 Nepal (2009)  Overview of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Nepal  GEN incorporated in all sector roadmaps and (2010) Results Framework  ADB-DFID-WB Gender and Social Exclusion Assessment  CPS GESI Thematic Roadmap developed (2011) Sri Lanka (2011)  GEN incorporated in all sector roadmaps and  Published CGA (2008) [update: 2011] Results Framework


% Gender-related Knowledge Products

BANGLADESH 1 2 Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project II Urban Governance Infrastructure Improvement Sector Project

4 5 6

Secondary Towns Integrated Flood Protection Project II
Small Scale Water Resources Sector Development Project II Teaching Quality Improvement Participatory Livestock Development Project II [reformatting of a 2009 Case Study] NEPAL

1 2 3 4

Community Livestock Development Project (CLDP) Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project (DRILP) Urban and Environmental Improvement Project (UEIP) Commercial Agriculture Development Project SRI LANKA

1 2 3 4

North East Coastal Community Development Project Power Sector Development Program Secondary Towns Rural Community-Based Water Supply & Sanitation Project Aquatic Resources Development & Quality Improvement Project


Operational Effectiveness V. The RETA
2. Accomplishment in SARD Portfolio (2010)
SARD's gender mainstreaming performance improved from 26% of projects with significant gender mainstreaming in 2009 to 38% in 2010. This represents a 100% increase in numbers from 7 projects in 2009 to 14 projects in 2010.
SIGNIFICANT GENDER MAINSTREAMING Category I (GEN Theme) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 BAN BAN NEP NEP BAN BHU IND IND IND NEP NEP NEP SRI IND Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Second Crop Diversification Community and Irrigation Project Raising Incomes of Small and Medium Farmers' Project Category II (Effective Gender Mainstreaming) City Region Development Project Rural Renewable Energy Development MFF: North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Program (Tranche 2) MFF: Assam Integrated Flood and River Erosion Risk Management Investment Program (Facility Concept/Tranche 1) MFF: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Facility Concept Tranche 1) Rural Finance Sector Development Cluster Program II Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Secondary Towns Integrated Urban Environmental Improvement Jaffna and Kilinochchi Water Supply & Sanitation Project Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development Project


Operational Effectiveness V. The RETA
3. Overview of 2011 SARD Portfolio (Project Design)

SARD projects with potential for significant gender mainstreaming is indicated in the Table below.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20


Primary Education Sector Development Program Chittagong Hill Tracks Rural Development Project II School Sector Reform
Category II (Effective Gender Mainstreaming)

Khulna Water Supply Project Power System Efficiency Improvement Project Urban Infrastructure Project MFF: Assam Urban Infrastructure Project (Tranche 1) MFF: Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program (Tranche 2) Meghalaya Public Resource Management Program MFF-North East Region Capital Cities Development Phase I MFF-Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 2) MFF: Madhya Pradesh Energy Efficiency Project Gujarat Solar Power Transmission Project Catalyzing Sustainable Finance Highland Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement Decentralized Rural Infrastructure and Livelihood Project II Kathmandu Valley Water Distribution, Sewerage and Urban Development Energy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project II Sustainable Power Sector Support II Lagging Regions Local Government Infrastructure


Operational Effectiveness V. The RETA
4. Gender-related TAs/Grant Projects

TA / Grant
Enhancing Gender Equality Results in South Asia Developing Member Countries (Phase 2) [TASF]

Key Gender Results
(1) Gender strategies in CPSs; (2) Quality GAPS and gender-inclusive DMFs; (3) Improved GAP implementation; (4) Gender-based research on emerging relevant sectors; (5) Case studies on good practices in gender mainstreaming (1) Good practices in incorporating pro-poor and gender-related aspects in energy sector policies, laws and regulations identified in all SARD DMCs; (b) Country-specific pilot interventions supporting gender-inclusive access to clean and renewable energy; © Gender mainstreamed Project Performance and Monitoring System informed by regional good practice (1) Enhanced government capacity to implement national GAD plan; (2) Strengthened capacity of NGOs to promote women’s economic empowerment; (3) Enhanced livelihood skills of women and girls and self-help groups


Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka [JFPR]


Advancing Economic Opportunities of Women and Girls [JFPR]


(1) Institutionalized gender-related policies, strategies, and programs; Supporting Micro-entrepreneurship for (2) Enhanced capacity of MFIs and women micro-entrepreneurs to Women’s Empowerment in Selected States provide and access micro-enterprise services and products; (3) [JFPR] Financial services for women micro-entrepreneurs Improving Connectivity to Support Livelihoods and Gender Equality [JFPR] (1) Gender baseline and performance monitoring system developed; (2) Rehabilitation and maintenance of rural access roads; (3) Skills development for rural communities; (4) Gender-sensitive rural transport services



V. The RETA Operational Effectiveness
5. Accomplishment in SARD Portfolio (Project Implementation)


Operational Effectiveness Portfolio Management
6. Gender-related Capacity Development initiatives in SARD DMCs
Subregional CD initiatives

In-Country Workshops (ADB Project Directors & emerging sectors (1/year) + Peer-to-Peer Exchanges (1/year)

Sector-specific Gender Training (energy; transport and urban development)

V. The RETA B. Organizational Effectiveness
SARD Staff working on GEN
Status in 2009
1. ADB/HQ Social Development (GAD) Specialist in the Office of the Director General (SAOD)

Status in 2011
• Senior Social Development (GAD) Specialist in SAOD • GAD Focal Points among Sector Specialists in each division (SAUW, SAEN, SAER, SATC, SAFM, SARC, and SAHS) • National GAD Consultant • National Senior Social Development (GAD) Officer • National GAD Consultant • National Senior Social Development (GAD) Officer • National GAD Consultant • National Social Development (GAD) Officer • National GAD Consultant • National Social Development (GAD) Consultant • BHU: ADB (JFPR) focal point at National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) (Bhutan) • MLD: Increased interaction with Department of Gender and Family Protection (within the framework of ADB Country Gender Sector Diagnostic)



Bangladesh Resident Mission Nepal Resident Mission Sri Lanka Resident Mission India Resident Mission Bhutan and the Maldives

• National Social Development (GAD) Officer • National GAD Consultant Long-term Gender Consultant


Long-term Gender Consultant


*Long-term consultant (6 months) to support the implementation of the SDTA



V. The RETA Organizational Effectiveness
SARD INTERNATIONAL STAFF (by Gender) As of 24 June 2011


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