Gender Reform Program – ADB TA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The overall objective of the Technical Assistance (TA) for Gender Reform Program was to strengthen the capacity of the Government to reform institutions and systems dealing with the issues of gender and development. The specific objectives of the TA were (i) to support Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education (MOWD) to formulate a gender reform action plan (GRAP) to address the issue of lack of effective policy and institutional mechanisms for gender mainstreaming; and (ii) strengthen the capacity of MOWD and Women Development Departments (WDDs) to initiate and institutionalize the process of reforms.  

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Services of multidisciplinary team of consultants were provided to :

  • Support Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education (MOWD) in  formulating federal and provincial  Gender Reform Action Plans (GRAPs)
  • Assist the EA in establishment of Project Management Office (PMO) and Institutional Reforms Cells (IRCs); and procurement of the equipment and refurbishment of the IRCs
  • Arrang, managed and held stakeholders’ workshops;
  • Develop Restructuring Plan, Change Management Plan, National Program for Employment of Women In Public Sector, National Program for Women’s Political Participation, Investment options for Gender Development
  • Conceptualiz, design and develop Capacity Building Plan

Strengthen the capacity of MOWD and Women Development Departments (WDDs) to initiate and institutionalize the process of reforms.



CLIENT:
Asian Development Bank

FUNDING AGENCY:
Asian Development Bank

PRACTICE AREA:
Women & Development

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