Multinational - Capacity Building for Gender Statistics and Results


Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Nov 2021
Signature Date 13 Apr 2022
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 1,455,790
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is a standalone multinational capacity building support and will benefit from the Transition Support Facility (TSF) grant operation Pillar III. The project complements the Bank’s engagement at country and regional level as defined under relevant strategy documents and contributes to meeting the aspirations of the Joint Secretariat Support Office (JSSO) MOU between the Bank, UNECA and AUC which is in part seeks to increase the number of joint activities to be implemented by the parties. It responds to the second focus area of the 2014-2019 (extended to 2021) Strategy on Addressing Fragility and Building Resilience in Africa that seeks to promote resilient societies through inclusive and equitable access to employment, basic services, and shared benefits. The project aims to contribute to improved gender responsive programming by beneficiary countries, thereby contributing to inclusive development. It is expected that the project will enrich policy dialogue with selected transition states and contribute to inclusive national development plans, which will in turn impact on service delivery by governments. The capacity development on gender statistics will provide a platform to measure gender inclusiveness in national development and provide evidence in required reforms. This is in recognition that gender inequality is both a driver and a result of fragility. The project components will be funded by a grant to the UNECA for the benefit of all the four beneficiary countries (Burundi, Mozambique, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe). The grant is totalling UA 1,455,000. UNECA will provide an in-kind contribution of US$ 153,000 in the form of UNECA staff costs, requisite utilities, office space and logistical services. The project will be implemented over a period of thirty-six (36) months between January 2022 and December 2024.

Project Objectives

The main development objective is to improve development planning through provision of gender statistics to policy makers. The specific objectives are to i) enhance the capacities of countries to produce gender statistics, and ii) strengthen gender and M&E systems.

Beneficiaries

The project direct beneficiaries are the National Statistical Offices, and Ministries and Departments of Gender in the four countries. Among other beneficiaries are development partners across the four RMCs and the Bank. Other indirect beneficiaries are all the citizens of the four countries, who will benefit from improved statistical capacity and resultant reliable and timely statistics that informs their development planning.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-K00-123
Last Update 24 Sep 2022

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Contact Details

Name MIRITI Linet Gatakaa
Email l.miriti-otieno@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-3.3822 29.3644 Bujumbura
-25.9655 32.5832 Maputo
4.85165 31.5825 Juba
-17.82772 31.05337 Harare