|Approval Date||29 Nov 2021|
|Signature Date||13 Apr 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Nov 2024|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Jun 2024|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11330|
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.
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.
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.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Transition Support Facility
|Last Update||22 Mar 2023|
|Name||Linet Gatakaa MIRITI|